rye bread



bread that is made either entirely or partly from rye flour, often with caraway seeds.

Origin of rye bread

First recorded in 1570–80
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Historical Examples of rye bread

  • Why should one live on rye-bread when one can have cake and ice-cream?

    Forest Neighbors

    William Davenport Hulbert

  • There was a plate of rye-bread on the table, from which Bert helped himself to a slice.

  • I urged my needs, and finally got some rye-bread and cheese.

    Fresh Fields

    John Burroughs

  • Toast small slices of rye-bread and spread with sardines, pounded to a paste and rubbed smooth with butter.

  • He is so fond of rye-bread that he follows any person who holds him a piece of it.

    Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)

    Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

British Dictionary definitions for rye bread

rye bread


any of various breads made entirely or partly from rye flour, often with caraway seeds
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