sally lunn

or Sal·ly Lunn

[ luhn ]
/ lʌn /

noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for sally lunn

  • The addition of three eggs to plain light bread dough will enable you to make French rolls, muffins, or Sally-Lunn of it.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia|Marion Cabell Tyree
  • For this entertainment was not merely a bun-worry, but—choosing a name at random—a sally-lunn sedative, or a tea-cake lullaby.

    A Likely Story|William De Morgan

British Dictionary definitions for sally lunn

Sally Lunn
/ (lʌn) /

noun

a flat round cake made from a sweet yeast dough, usually served hot

Word Origin for Sally Lunn

C19: said to be named after an 18th-century English baker who invented it
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