barmbrack

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n barmbrack a rich currant cake or bun
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n barmbrack A currant-bun.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Barmbrack bärm′brak a currant-bun.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ir. bairigen breac, speckled cake.

Usage

In literature:

The fire was nice and bright and on one of the side-tables were four very big barmbracks.
"Dubliners" by James Joyce
Also two green ware plates, on one of which she puts a barmbrack with a knife beside it.
"The Devil's Disciple" by George Bernard Shaw
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