shewbread

noun

shew·​bread ˈshō-ˌbred How to pronounce shewbread (audio)
variants or showbread
: consecrated unleavened bread ritually placed by the Jewish priests of ancient Israel on a table in the sanctuary of the Tabernacle on the Sabbath

Word History

Etymology

translation of German Schaubrot

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shewbread was in 1526

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“Shewbread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shewbread. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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