Simnel meaning

sĭm'nəl
A crisp bread made of fine wheat flour.
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A rich fruitcake sometimes covered with almond paste and traditionally eaten at mid-Lent, Easter, and Christmas.
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In England,
  • 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.
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Simnel cake.
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Origin of simnel

  • Middle English from Old French siminel from Medieval Latin siminellus ultimately from Latin simila fine flour semolina
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition