"sweet cake," c.1200, from Old French simenel "fine wheat flour; flat bread cake, Lenten cake," probably by dissimilation from Vulgar Latin *siminellus (also source of Old High German semala "the finest wheat flour," German Semmel "a roll"), a diminutive of Latin simila "fine flour" (see semolina).
- simmer dim,
- simmer down,
- simmonds disease,
- simms, william gilmore,
- simnel cake,
- simon boccanegra,
- simon legree
Examples from the Web for simnel
With disparaging magnanimity in victory, Henry took Simnel into his kitchens as a turnspit.
In Gloucestershire simnel cakes are still common; and at Usk, Monmouth, the custom of mothering is still scrupulously observed.
It is not improbable that the name "simnel" was in Saxon times employed to designate a finer or superior kind of bread or cake.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore|Charles Hardwick
Simnel, who was but a boy, was taken over to Ireland to perform his part, and the farce was wonderfully successful.