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

 

simnel cake

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