shewbread

noun
shew·​bread | \ ˈshō-ˌbred How to pronounce shewbread (audio) \
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Definition of shewbread

: consecrated unleavened bread ritually placed by the Jewish priests of ancient Israel on a table in the sanctuary of the Tabernacle on the Sabbath

First Known Use of shewbread

1526, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shewbread

translation of German Schaubrot

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“Shewbread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shewbreads. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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