Sally Lunn

noun a sweet, light teacake.
said to be from the name of a woman selling such cakes in Bath c.1800.

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  • Sally Lunn — Sal ly Lunn [From a woman, Sally Lunn, who is said to have first made the cakes, and sold them in the streets of Bath, Eng.] A tea cake slighty sweetened, and raised with yeast, baked in the form of biscuits or in a thin loaf, and eaten hot with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sally Lunn — [lun] n. [said to be name of 18th c. Eng woman who first made these at Bath] [also s l ] a variety of sweetened tea cake, usually served hot …   English World dictionary

  • Sally Lunn — noun Etymology: Sally Lunn, 18th century English baker Date: 1780 a slightly sweetened yeast leavened bread …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sally lunn — /lun/ a slightly sweetened teacake served hot with butter. Also, Sally Lunn. [1770 80; after a woman who sold them in Bath, England, at the end of the 18th century] * * * …   Universalium

  • sally lunn — Sal·ly Lunn || ‚sælɪ lÊŒn n. type of sweet round teacake raised with yeast that is served hot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sally lunn — sal′ly lunn′ [[t]lʌn[/t]] n. (sometimes caps.) coo a loaf cake or tea bun, made with yeast and slightly sweetened • Etymology: 1770–80; allegedly named after a woman who sold them in Bath, England, in the late 18th century …   From formal English to slang

  • Sally Lunn — noun /sæliːˑlʌn/ A sweetened type of bread which is leavened with yeast …   Wiktionary

  • Sally Lunn — n. Brit. a sweet light teacake, properly served hot. Etymology: perh. f. the name of a woman selling them at Bath c.1800 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sally Lunn bun — A Sally Lunn bun is a traditional version of a manchet, a traditional English yeast bread originating from Bath in the English West Counry. History The recipe for this bun is said to have originated in Bath with the arrival in 1680 of a Huguenot… …   Wikipedia

  • Sally — fem. proper name, alteration of Sarah (Cf. Hal from Harry, Moll from Mary, etc.). Sally Lunn cakes (1780) supposedly named for the woman in Bath who first made them. Sally Ann as a nickname for Salvation Army is recorded from 1927 …   Etymology dictionary

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