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cracknel

[krak-nl] /ˈkræk nl/
noun
1.
a hard, brittle cake or biscuit.
2.
cracknels, small bits of fat pork fried crisp.
Compare scrapple.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English crak(e)nele < Middle French *craquenelle, metathetic alteration of craquelin < Middle Dutch crākelinc, equivalent to crāke(n) to crack + -linc -ling1
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British Dictionary definitions for cracknel

cracknel

/ˈkræknəl/
noun
1.
a type of hard plain biscuit
2.
(often pl) (US & Canadian) crisply fried bits of fat pork
Word Origin
C15: perhaps from Old French craquelin, from Middle Dutch krākelinc, from krāken to crack
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