- (David) Dean,1909–94, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1961–69.
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- a light bread dough, sweet or plain, baked twice until it is brown, hard, and crisp: often given to babies
Word Origin for rusk
C16: from Spanish or Portuguese rosca screw, bread shaped in a twist, of unknown origin
- (David) Dean . 1909–94, US statesman: secretary of state (1961–69). He defended US military involvement in Vietnam and opposed recognition of communist China
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"light, crisp bits of bread or biscuit," 1590s, from Spanish or Portuguese rosca "roll, twist of bread," literally "coil, anything round and spiral," of unknown origin, perhaps from a pre-Latin Iberian word.
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