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lebkuchen

[leyb-koo-kuh n; German leyp-koo-khuh n] /ˈleɪb ku kən; German ˈleɪpˌku xən/
noun, plural lebkuchen.
1.
a hard, chewy or brittle Christmas cookie, usually flavored with honey and spices and containing nuts and citron.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism; < German; Middle High German lebekuoche. See loaf1, cake
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lebkuchen

/ˈleɪbˌkuːkən/
noun (pl) -chen
1.
a biscuit, originating from Germany, usually containing honey, spices, etc
Word Origin
German: literally, loaf cake
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