lebkuchen

lebkuchen

[leyb-koo-kuhn; German leyp-koo-khuhn]
noun, plural lebkuchen.
a hard, chewy or brittle Christmas cookie, usually flavored with honey and spices and containing nuts and citron.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism; < German; Middle High German lebekuoche. See loaf1, cake

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lebkuchen (ˈleɪbˌkuːkən)
 
n , pl -chen
a biscuit, originating from Germany, usually containing honey, spices, etc
 
[German: literally, loaf cake]

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