simnel

noun
sim·​nel | \ ˈsim-nᵊl How to pronounce simnel (audio) \

Definition of simnel

1 : a bun or bread of fine wheat flour
2 British : a rich fruitcake sometimes coated with almond paste and baked for mid-Lent, Easter, and Christmas

First Known Use of simnel

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for simnel

Middle English simenel, from Anglo-French, ultimately from Latin simila wheat flour

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“Simnel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simnel. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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