hot cross bun

noun
moderately sweet raised roll containing spices and raisins and citron and decorated with a cross-shaped sugar glaze
Syn: ↑cross bun
Hypernyms: ↑sweet roll, ↑coffee roll

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noun
: a raisin bun marked with a cross made of sugar frosting traditionally served on Good Friday

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a bun with a cross of frosting on it, eaten chiefly during Lent.
[1725-35]

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hot cross bun noun
A bun bearing a cross, customarily eaten on Good Friday
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Main Entry:hot

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hot cross bun UK US noun [countable] [singular hot cross bun plural hot cross buns]
a sweet cake for one person, marked with a small cross on the top and traditionally eaten at Easter
Thesaurus: cakes and biscuitshyponym types of food or drinkhypernym

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hot cross bun,
a special bun marked with a cross, usually eaten during Lent.

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n. a bun marked with a cross and containing dried fruit, traditionally eaten during Lent

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ˌhot cross ˈbun [hot cross bun hot cross buns] noun
a small sweet bread roll that contains ↑currants and has a pattern of a cross on top, traditionally eaten in Britain around Easter

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Hot cross bun — Hot cross buns Le hot cross bun ou cross bun[1] est un petit pain sucré, levé, fait avec des épices, des raisins de Corinthe ou des raisins, incorporant souvent des …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hot cross bun — ( b[u^]n ), n. A bun or cake marked with a cross of icing, and intended to be eaten on Good Friday; called also {cross bun}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hot cross bun — Cross bun Cross bun ( b[u^]n ), n. A bun or cake marked with a cross of icing, and intended to be eaten on Good Friday; also, called {{hot cross bun}}, even when not hot. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hot cross bun — hot′ cross bun′ n. coo a bun with a cross of frosting on it, eaten chiefly during Lent • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • hot cross bun — ► NOUN ▪ a bun marked with a cross, traditionally eaten on Good Friday …   English terms dictionary

  • hot cross bun — n. a bun marked with a cross usually made of frosting, eaten esp. during Lent …   English World dictionary

  • hot-cross bun — n a round sweet bread roll with a mark in the shape of a cross on top, that is traditionally eaten just before Easter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hot cross bun — noun count a sweet cake for one person …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Hot cross bun — This article is about the food. For the nursery rhyme, see Hot Cross Buns. Hot cross buns A hot cross bun, or cross bun,[1] is a sweet, yeast leavened, spiced bun made with currants or raisins, often with …   Wikipedia

  • hot cross bun — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hot cross bun : singular hot cross bun plural hot cross buns a sweet cake for one person, marked with a small cross on the top and traditionally eaten at Easter …   English dictionary

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