rye bread


: bread made wholly or in part of rye flour
especially : a light bread often with caraway seeds

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The caraway from the rye bread is delicious with the roasted squash. Sunset Staff, Sunset Magazine, 11 Nov. 2022 The establishment also plans to offer Jewish deli classics like challah and rye bread, pastrami and matzoh ball soup, owner Ben Newman wrote in an email to the Free Press. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 23 Oct. 2022 For 90 years, Engelbert Schlechtrimen’s family has been baking wheat rolls, rye bread and chocolate cakes in this western German city. Daniel Niemann, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Sep. 2022 This black and stainless steel model can be depended on to toast white bread to a delicate golden color as well as rye bread to a deeper brown. Myo Quinn, Good Housekeeping, 6 July 2022 But instead of rye bread, it's served on Texas toast. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 15 Sep. 2022 Tasting notes include rye bread and caramel on the nose, followed by cinnamon, apple and pear on the palate. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 7 Sep. 2022 Other foods high in iron include eggs, beet greens, kale, sweet potatoes, rye bread, strawberries, figs, dates and watermelon, according to the American Red Cross. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2022 Tasting notes include rye bread, orange marmalade, citrus and vanilla bean. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 9 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rye bread was in the 15th century

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“Rye bread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rye%20bread. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

rye bread


: bread made entirely or partly from rye flour

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