anadama bread

[ an-uh-dam-uh ]
/ ˌæn əˈdæm ə /


a yeast-raised bread having corn meal and molasses among its ingredients: a traditional food of colonial America.

Origin of anadama bread

First recorded in 1910–15; origin obscure; the various anecdotes ascribing it to a permutation of “Anna damn her” or “Anna's damn bread” are purely folk etymologies Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019