Definition of Gingerbread

1. Noun. Cake flavored with ginger.

Generic synonyms: Cake

Definition of Gingerbread

1. n. A kind of plain sweet cake seasoned with ginger, and sometimes made in fanciful shapes.

Definition of Gingerbread

1. Noun. A type of cake whose main flavouring is ginger and that is typically cut into human-shaped pieces called gingerbread men or built into house-shaped cakes called gingerbread houses. ¹

2. Noun. (architecture) A flamboyant Victorian-era architectural style. ¹

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Definition of Gingerbread

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Medical Definition of Gingerbread

1. A kind of plain sweet cake seasoned with ginger, and sometimes made in fanciful shapes. Gingerbread that was full fine. " Gingerbread tree, the doom palm; so called from the resemblance of its fruit to gingerbread. See Doom Palm. Gingerbread work, ornamentation, in architecture or decoration, of a fantastic, trivial, or tawdry character. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gingerbread

ginger ales
ginger beers
ginger family
ginger knob
ginger nut
ginger oleoresin
ginger paralysis
ginger pop
ginger pops
ginger root
ginger snap
ginger up
gingerbread (current term)
gingerbread man

Literary usage of Gingerbread

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1. The Rumford Complete Cookbook by Lily Haxworth Wallace, Rumford Chemical Works (1908)
"Soft gingerbread 1 cup New Orleans % teaspoon ground cinna- molasses. mon. ... Fruit gingerbread ]4 cup butter. 2 teaspoons Rumford Baking 2 eggs. ..."

2. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"Hot spice-gingerbread, &c. My gingerbread-lottery is just like the world. ... And, just like my betters, take care of myself. Hot ┬╗pice-gingerbread, &c. ..."

3. Modern Cookery, in All Its Branches: Reduced to a System of Easy Practice by Eliza Acton (1845)
"Whites of fresh eggs, 6 ; sifted sugar, i Ib. THICK, LIGHT gingerbread. Crumble down very small eight ounces of butter into a couple of pounds of flour, ..."

4. Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery by Marion Harland (1874)
"Half a pound raisins, seeded and cut in half, will improve this excellent gingerbread Dredge them well before putting them in. Add them at the last. ..."

5. The Saturday Magazine (1841)
"gingerbread. THE manufacture of gingerbread is carried on to a ... The best sort of gingerbread forms to such an agreeable and wholesome article of diet; ..."

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