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[koo-khuh n] /ˈku xən/
a yeast-raised coffeecake, often containing fruit.
Origin of kuchen
1850-55; < German Kuchen cake Unabridged
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  • The woman laid a piece of the fresh Sunday kuchen into his bundle and held it out toward him.

  • The whole of the table on her right confessed to one kuchen with their chocolate.

    Pointed Roofs Dorothy Richardson
  • Many of these things Frau Knapf herself told me, standing there by the door with the kuchen heavy on her mind.

  • When I was cutting you a piece of kuchen, you would snatch greedily at the crumbs as they fell.

    Ghetto Comedies Israel Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for kuchen


a breadlike cake containing apple, nuts, and sugar, originating from Germany
Word Origin
German: cake
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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