lebkuchen

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Lebkuchen, from Middle High German lebekuoche. The origin of the first component is uncertain: it might come from Latin libum (flat bread) or Germanic Laib, loaf, or Leb-Honig, crystallized honey often used in baking.

Noun[edit]

lebkuchen (plural lebkuchen or lebkuchens)

  1. A traditional German Christmas biscuit form of gingerbread.
    • 2005 : The kettle was coming to the boil, and the tray was ready with two teacups and the little sweet lebkuchen that Rachel liked. - Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, (Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, 389)

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