lefse

[ lef-suh ]
/ ˈlɛf sə /

noun

a round Norwegian flatbread resembling a tortilla, made with mashed potatoes and flour.

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Origin of lefse

First recorded in 1980–85; from Norwegian, a derivative of leiv “slice of bread, flatbread, pancake,” from Old Norse hleifr “bread, loaf,” from Germanic hlaibaz; see loaf1
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Example sentences from the Web for lefse

  • "Lefse" are thin cakes of dough, which are cut in pieces and baked.

    Strife and Peace|Fredrika Bremer