seedcake

[ seed-keyk ]
/ ˈsidˌkeɪk /
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noun

a sweet cake containing aromatic seeds, usually caraway.

Nearby words

  1. seed vessel,
  2. seed-bearing plant,
  3. seed-cake,
  4. seed-snipe,
  5. seedbed,
  6. seedcase,
  7. seedeater,
  8. seeded,
  9. seeder,
  10. seedless

Origin of seedcake

First recorded in 1565–75; seed + cake

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British Dictionary definitions for seed-cake

seedcake

/ (ˈsiːdˌkeɪk) /

noun

a sweet cake flavoured with caraway seeds and lemon rind or essence
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Word Origin and History for seed-cake

seed-cake

n.

1570s, from seed (n.) + cake (n.).

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