- See German Kuchen ("cake"). The origin of the first component is uncertain: it might come from Latin libum ("flat bread") or Germanic Laib, loaf, or Leb-Honig, crystallized honey often used in baking. (Wiktionary)
- German, from Middle High German lebekuoche : lebe-, of unknown meaning + kuoche, cake; see kuchen. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“To me they taste a little like the fantastic brandy sauce I made to pour over our Christmas pudding, crossed with the thin German lebkuchen biscuits....and with an orange flavour.”
“As we explore the market we stop for some lebkuchen which is a famous traditional gingerbread cake.”
“The main difference was fewer lebkuchen and roasted nuts stands and, in a Gallic twist, more escargot stands.”
“The two basic forms of gingerbread are shortbread made with molasses, which originated in Scotland, and lebkuchen, which uses honey as a sweetener and originated in Germany.”
“Germany's soft ginger honey cakes lebkuchen or pfefferkuchen are possibly the first cookies/cake traditionally associated with Christmas.”
“Marzipan and lebkuchen from Cost Plus, Choxie and almonds in nice containers from Target.”
“Plus, it was enormous, and it took us (actually, Bruno, he loves that kind of dry spicy thing, like a kind of lebkuchen, a gingery spicy cakey biscuit) the whole of our holidays in the mountains to get through it.”
“If you don't know a word, it puts it in context for you, like Bart slipped a lebkuchen to the Schnauzer, if that clears it up.”
“They taste a bit like a cross between German lebkuchen gingerbread and the brandy sauce I make to pour over our pudding.”
“Two years ago I made excellent lebkuchen from a recipe I accidentally threw away bugger.”
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