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hot cross bun

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noun
  1. a bun with a cross of frosting on it, eaten chiefly during Lent.
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Origin of hot cross bun

First recorded in 1725–35
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British Dictionary definitions for hot cross bun

hot cross bun

noun
  1. a yeast bun with spices, currants, and sometimes candied peel, marked with a cross and traditionally eaten on Good Friday
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