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shortbread

[shawrt-bred] /ˈʃɔrtˌbrɛd/
noun
1.
a butter cookie commonly made in thick, pie-shaped wheels or rolled and cut in fancy shapes.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; short + bread
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British Dictionary definitions for short-bread

shortbread

/ˈʃɔːtˌbrɛd/
noun
1.
a rich crumbly biscuit made from dough with a large proportion of butter
Word Origin
C19: from short (in the sense: crumbly)
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Word Origin and History for short-bread

shortbread

n.

also short-bread, 1755, from short (see shortening) + bread (n.).

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