short bread

shortbread

[shawrt-bred]
noun
a butter cookie commonly made in thick, pie-shaped wheels or rolled and cut in fancy shapes.

Origin:
1795–1805; short + bread

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shortbread (ˈʃɔːtˌbrɛd)
 
n
a rich crumbly biscuit made from dough with a large proportion of butter
 
[C19: from short (in the sense: crumbly)]

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