wastel bread

noun

was·​tel bread
ˈwästᵊl-
variants or wastel cake
: bread formerly made of very fine flour
also : a cake or loaf of such bread

Word History

Etymology

Middle English wastel breed, from wastel wastel bread (from Old North French, from the Germanic source of Old French gastel cake) + breed bread

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“Wastel bread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wastel%20bread. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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