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[uhn-lev-uh nd] /ʌnˈlɛv ənd/
(of bread, cake, cookies, etc.) containing no leaven or leavening agent.
Origin of unleavened
1520-30; un-1 + leaven + -ed3 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for unleavened
  • They reported that their parents had baked a flat, unleavened bread in the spring.
  • It is unleavened flatbread that is usually filled with either a curry dish of meat, potatoes or vegetables.
  • And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.
  • Light bread or loaf bread contrasts instead with pone or cornpone, bread made with corn meal and usually unleavened.
  • Wheat is consumed primarily in the form of an unleavened, pan-backed bread called chapati.
British Dictionary definitions for unleavened


(of bread, biscuits, etc) made from a dough containing no yeast or leavening
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Word Origin and History for unleavened

1520s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of leaven.

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