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cracknel

[ krak-nl ]
/ ˈkræk nl /
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noun

a hard, brittle cake or biscuit.
cracknels, small bits of fat pork fried crisp.

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Origin of cracknel

1350–1400; Middle English crak(e)nele<Middle French *craquenelle, metathetic alteration of craquelin<Middle Dutch crākelinc, equivalent to crāke(n) to crack + -linc-ling1
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British Dictionary definitions for cracknel

cracknel
/ (ˈkræknəl) /

noun

a type of hard plain biscuit
(often plural) US and Canadian crisply fried bits of fat pork

Word Origin for cracknel

C15: perhaps from Old French craquelin, from Middle Dutch krākelinc, from krāken to crack
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