simnel cake

[sim-nl]

Origin of simnel cake

1830–40; simnel, Middle English simenel < Old French, ultimately < Latin simila or Greek semídālis fine flour
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British Dictionary definitions for simnel cake

simnel cake

noun
  1. British a fruit cake containing a layer of marzipan, often coloured with saffron and topped with marzipan, traditionally eaten at Lent or Easter

Word Origin for simnel cake

C13 simenel, from Old French, from Latin simila fine flour, probably of Semitic origin; related to Greek semidalis fine flour
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