Definition of simnel cake noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


simnel cake

BrE BrE//ˈsɪmnəl keɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmnəl keɪk//
[countable, uncountable]
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a type of cake made with dried fruit, traditionally eaten in Britain at Easter Word Originmid 17th cent.: simnel from Old French simenel, based on Latin simila or Greek semidalis ‘fine flour’.