Hawebake meaning

(obsolete, nonce word) The baked berry of the hawthorn tree, i.e. coarse fare.

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"But nathelees, I recche noght a bene / Though I come after hym with hawebake./ I speke in prose, and lat him rymes make." Geoffrey Chaucer, Introduction to the Man of Law's Tale, Canterbury Tales II94-96
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