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sally lunn

or Sally Lunn

[luhn] /lʌn/
a slightly sweetened teacake served hot with butter.
Origin of sally lunn
1770-80; after a woman who sold them in Bath, England, at the end of the 18th century Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The addition of three eggs to plain light bread dough will enable you to make French rolls, muffins, or sally-lunn of it.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree
  • For this entertainment was not merely a bun-worry, but—choosing a name at random—a sally-lunn sedative, or a tea-cake lullaby.

    A Likely Story William De Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for sally-lunn

Sally Lunn

a flat round cake made from a sweet yeast dough, usually served hot
Word Origin
C19: said to be named after an 18th-century English baker who invented it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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