from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A crisp bread made of fine wheat flour.
- n. Chiefly British A rich fruitcake sometimes covered with almond paste and traditionally eaten at mid-Lent, Easter, and Christmas.
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- n. simnel cake
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of cake made of fine flour; a cracknel.
- n. A kind of rich plum cake, eaten especially on Mid-Lent Sunday.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cake made of fine flour; a kind of rich sweet cake offered as a gift at Christmas and Easter, and especially on Mothering (Simnel) Sunday.
- n. A variety of squash having a round flattish head with a wavy or scalloped edge, and so resembling the cake so called: now called simlin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fruitcake (sometimes covered with almond paste) eaten at mid-Lent or Easter or Christmas
- n. a crisp bread of fine white flour
Middle English, from Old French siminel, from Medieval Latin siminellus, ultimately from Latin simila, fine flour; see semolina.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)