muffin pan


an individual cup-shaped quick bread made with wheat flour, cornmeal, or the like, and baked in a pan (muffin pan) containing a series of cuplike forms.

1695–1705; origin uncertain Unabridged
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muffin (ˈmʌfɪn)
1.  (Brit) a thick round baked yeast roll, usually toasted and served with butter
2.  (US), (Canadian) a small cup-shaped sweet bread roll, usually eaten hot with butter
[C18: perhaps from Low German muffen, cakes]

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Part of Speech:  n
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Word Origin & History

1703, moofin, possibly from Low Ger. muffen, pl. of muffe "small cake;" or somehow connected with O.Fr. moufflet "soft" (said of bread).
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