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Date: 1200-1300
Origin: gingebras 'preserved ginger' (13-14 centuries), from Old French gingembraz, from gimgibre ( GINGER); influenced by bread

gingerbread

noun
     
Related topics: Food Dish
gin‧ger‧bread [uncountable]
1DFF a heavy sweet cake or a biscuit with ginger in it
gingerbread man (=a piece of gingerbread in the shape of a man)
2 American English complicated decorations on the outside of a house, especially near the roof

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