gingerbread

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gin·ger·bread

 (jĭn′jər-brĕd′)
n.
1.
a. A dark molasses cake flavored with ginger.
b. A molasses and ginger cookie cut in various shapes, sometimes elaborately decorated.
2.
a. Elaborate architectural ornamentation, as on the trim of gables and porches on a Victorian house.
b. Superfluous or tasteless embellishment.

[Middle English gingebred, a stiff pudding, preserved ginger, alteration (influenced by bred, bread, bread) of Old French gingembrat, from Medieval Latin *gingibrātum, from gingiber, ginger; see ginger.]

gin′ger·bread′ adj.
gin′ger·bread′y adj.

gingerbread

(ˈdʒɪndʒəˌbrɛd)
n
1. (Cookery) a moist brown cake, flavoured with ginger and treacle or syrup
2. (Cookery)
a. a rolled biscuit, similarly flavoured, cut into various shapes and sometimes covered with icing
b. (as modifier): gingerbread man.
3.
a. an elaborate but unsubstantial ornamentation
b. (as modifier): gingerbread style of architecture.

gin•ger•bread

(ˈdʒɪn dʒərˌbrɛd)

n.
1. a type of cake or fancifully shaped cookie flavored with ginger and molasses.
2. elaborate or superfluous architectural ornamentation.
adj.
3. heavily ornamented: a house with gingerbread trim.
[1250–1300]
gin′ger•bread′y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gingerbread - cake flavored with gingergingerbread - cake flavored with ginger    
cake - baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
Translations
خُبْز الزَّنْجَبيل
perník
ingefærkage
gyömbérkenyér
piparkaka, smákaka skorin út í mynd
medovník
zencefilli kek

gingerbread

[ˈdʒɪndʒəbred] Npan m de jengibre

gingerbread

[ˈdʒɪndʒərbrɛd] npain m d'épicesginger cake ncake m au gingembreginger group n (British)groupe m de pressionginger-haired [ˌdʒɪndʒərˈhɛərd] adjroux(rousse)

gingerbread

[ˈdʒɪndʒəˌbrɛd] npan m pepato or di zenzero

ginger

(ˈdʒindʒə) noun
a hot-tasting root which is used as a spice.
adjective
1. flavoured with ginger.
2. reddish-brown in colour. a ginger cat.
ginger ale, ginger beer
a type of non-alcoholic drink flavoured with ginger.
ˈgingerbread noun
(a) cake flavoured with treacle and ginger.