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French bread

[ french bred ]

noun

  1. 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 1 ).


French bread

noun

  1. white bread in a long slender loaf that is made from a water dough and has a crisp brown crust


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Word History and Origins

Origin of French bread1

First recorded in 1680–90
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Example Sentences

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.

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