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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Nellie Melba (1861-1931), Australian singer; because she was given it when she was ill

Melba toast

noun
     
Related topics: Food Dish
Mel‧ba toast [uncountable]
DFF a type of thin dry toast that breaks easily

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