Definitions

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  • n. A tall, cylindrical Eastern European Easter bread, traditional in the Orthodox Christian faith.

Etymologies

Russian кулич, ultimately from Ancient Greek κόλλιξ, "roll or loaf of bread". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While the hot cross bun was peculiar to the British Isles, Christians across Europe traditionally celebrated the holiday with bread products of their own: An eggy bread called kulich prevailed in Russia, anise bread was favored by Italians and babkas appeared on Polish tables.

    Slashfood

  • From kulich, which is an iced orange and lemon type of a cake to creamy salmon blinis - Russian food rocks!

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  • We make 'kulich' for Easter as a Russian tradition.

    The Permanence of Ephemera

  • They often paint onto their pace eggs or spell out with raisins on their "kulich" the Cyrillic letters XB, which stand for:

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • The Russians decorate their eggs and their equivalent of hot cross buns is a special Easter cake called "kulich".

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • Each household also brings an Easter basket to church, filled not only with Easter eggs but also with other Paschal foods such as paskha, kulich or Easter breads, and these are blessed by the priest as well.

    Happy Easter!

  • Personally I like the two Easters plus the rabbits and eggs but I also like the kulich and all that tradition, as well as the midnight vigil.

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  • Personally I like the two Easters plus the actual Oestrebunny angle with the rabbits and eggs but I also like the kulich and all that tradition, as well as the midnight vigil.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Missed the whole painted egg show this time round but do have the kulich pictured below.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • At this time of year cakes, tarts and biscuits come with heaped spoonfuls of religious symbolism, from Greek tsoureki - a plaited dough dotted with eggs dyed red to symbolise the blood of Christ - to the Russian kulich I want you to have a crack at: this cylindrical cake rises majestically skywards and its glazed top is decorated with "XB" - the Cyrillic letters for "Christ Is Risen".

    The Guardian World News

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