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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A somewhat sweet bread leavened with yeast.


After Sally Lunn, 18th-century British baker.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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  • A slightly sweetened yeast-leavened bread, similar in flavor to brioche. I make mine in a tube pan. Some people make round domed loaves.

    Legend has it that it was invented in the city of Bath, England by Sally Lunn

    January 25, 2008