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shortbread

[ shawrt-bred ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˌbrɛd /
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noun
a butter cookie commonly made in thick, pie-shaped wheels or rolled and cut in fancy shapes.
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Origin of shortbread

First recorded in 1795–1805; short + bread
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British Dictionary definitions for shortbread

shortbread
/ (ˈʃɔːtˌbrɛd) /

noun
a rich crumbly biscuit made from dough with a large proportion of butter

Word Origin for shortbread

C19: from short (in the sense: crumbly)
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