cracknels

cracknel

[krak-nl]
noun
1.
a hard, brittle cake or biscuit.
2.
cracknels, small bits of fat pork fried crisp.
Compare scrapple.


Origin:
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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cracknel (ˈkræknəl)
 
n
1.  a type of hard plain biscuit
2.  (US), (Canadian) (often plural) crisply fried bits of fat pork
 
[C15: perhaps from Old French craquelin, from Middle Dutch krākelinc, from krāken to crack]

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