Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Something added gratuitously; an additional number or quantity thrown in: same as lagniappe: used by negroes and others about Charleston, South Carolina.

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  • noun Something added at no extra charge, usually edible such as the thirteenth item in a baker's dozen.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek βρωτός (brōtós, "edible")

Examples

  • * XdiciC to Leonidas, who was older tfian Cleom• - brotus, the youngeft of the fons of Anaxandrides»

    The history of Herodotus

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