- a yeast-raised bread made of dough containing water and distinguished by its thick, well-browned crust, usually made in long, slender, tapered loaves.Compare baguette(def 3).
Origin of French bread
First recorded in 1680–90
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Examples from the Web for french bread
Take light spungy fine white French-bread, cut only the crusts into tosts.
Slice thin two peny-roles, or one, of French-bread, the tender part.
- white bread in a long slender loaf that is made from a water dough and has a crisp brown crust
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