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Russian кулич (kulič), ultimately from Ancient Greek κόλλιξ (kóllix), "roll or loaf of bread". Cognate to Persian کلوچه، کلیچه (koluče, količe).


kulich (usually uncountable, plural kulichi or kulichs)

  1. A tall, cylindrical Eastern European Easter bread, traditional in the Orthodox Christian faith.
    • 2008 March 19, Florence Fabricant, “Easter Is for Baking, Too”, in New York Times[1]:
      One of the most famous of all Easter breads is the Russian kulich, a tall but delicate sweet yeasted bread that is sugared and decorated with the initials XB, which stand for “Christ is risen.”