sally lunn

or Sal·ly Lunn

[ luhn ]
/ lʌn /
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a slightly sweetened teacake served hot with butter.



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Origin of sally lunn

First recorded in 1770–80; after a woman who sold them in Bath, England, at the end of the 18th century
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British Dictionary definitions for sally lunn

Sally Lunn
/ (lʌn) /


a flat round cake made from a sweet yeast dough, usually served hot
C19: said to be named after an 18th-century English baker who invented it
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