from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A preparation of figs and almonds worked up into a hard paste and pressed into round cakes.
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And now, to see these boys -- wild men of the woods as they were -- rush unreproached up to the inaccessible side of Grandmother, lay violent hands upon her inviolable hood, kiss her as if they were thinking of eating her, and never meet with any worse penalty than a fig-cake [the Devonshire name for a plum-cake] -- this was the source of endless astonishment and reflection to Isoult.
Deeply complex, it shoed rich creamy tones of maple syrup, caramel, a touch of toasted vanilla and fig-cake tones.
“Diblaim” is derived from the word develah (fig-cake), since she was as sweet in everyone’s mouth as a fig-cake; or because everyone would tread on her as on a fig-cake.