- a kind of bread or roll formerly prepared by boiling, or boiling and baking
- a rich fruitcake traditionally eaten in mid-Lent or at Easter or Christmas
Origin of simnelMiddle English simenel ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin simila, finest wheat flour: see semolina
- A crisp bread made of fine wheat flour.
- A rich fruitcake sometimes covered with almond paste and traditionally eaten at mid-Lent, Easter, and Christmas.
Origin of simnelMiddle English, from Old French siminel, from Medieval Latin siminellus, ultimately from Latin simila, fine flour; see semolina.
- simnel cake