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soul cake

noun, British
a round, sweet bun or small, oval cake, traditionally made to celebrate All Souls' Day.
Origin of soul cake
1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Trick or treating began with Christian beggars asking for "soul cake" biscuits in return for praying for dead relatives.

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