lebkuchen

[ leyb-koo-kuh n; German leyp-koo-khuh n ]
/ ˈleɪb ku kən; German ˈleɪpˌku xən /

noun, plural leb·ku·chen.

a hard, chewy or brittle Christmas cookie, usually flavored with honey and spices and containing nuts and citron.

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Origin of lebkuchen

1905–10, Americanism; < German; Middle High German lebekuoche. See loaf1, cake
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lebkuchen
/ (ˈleɪbˌkuːkən) /

noun plural -chen

a biscuit, originating from Germany, usually containing honey, spices, etc

Word Origin for lebkuchen

German: literally, loaf cake
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