hot cross bun


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hot cross bun

n.
A sweet, spiced bun marked on top with a cross of frosting, traditionally eaten during Lent.

hot cross bun

n
(Cookery) a yeast bun with spices, currants, and sometimes candied peel, marked with a cross and traditionally eaten on Good Friday

hot′ cross` bun′


n.
a bun with a cross of frosting on it, eaten chiefly during Lent.
[1725–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hot cross bun - moderately sweet raised roll containing spices and raisins and citron and decorated with a cross-shaped sugar glazehot cross bun - moderately sweet raised roll containing spices and raisins and citron and decorated with a cross-shaped sugar glaze
coffee roll, sweet roll - any of numerous yeast-raised sweet rolls with our without raisins or nuts or spices or a glaze
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Except that it is given the imprint of a cross from a piece of wood, there is no difference in a hot cross bun from the ordinary penny bun on sale in the confectioners' shops at the present time.
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HOLIDAY FUN: 18-year-old Wendy admires this oversized Easter egg in 1968; school pupils enjoy some Easter fun in 1981; and pastry chefs Mike Goddard, Mr Patzer and Pater Inger at Birmingham's Albany Hotel in 1981 with a 12-pound hot cross bun EGGHEADS: Mark Bywater, from Beaconside First and Middle School, in a competition in 1986 to find the best decorated and most original egg; and pupils from Ocker Hill Junior School in Tipton in 1984 HAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: Katie Niblett and James Crawford, both aged three, show off their Easter bonnets at Marlbrook Playgroup, Bromsgrove, in 1988 GETTING AHEAD: Christopher Stonehall, five, from Moons Moat School in Redditch, with an Easter chick on his head gear in 1985.
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