Origin: ME joncate < ML *juncata, a sweetmeat, cream cheese < L juncus, a rush (see jonquil): because orig. brought to market in rush baskets
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Origin: Middle English jonket, rush basket, a kind of food served on rushes, feast
Origin: , from Old North French jonquette, rush basket (probably from jonc, rush,)
Origin: or from Medieval Latin iuncāta, rush basket
Origin: , both from Latin iuncus, rush.
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