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noun 
  1. A type of cake whose main flavouring is ginger and that is typically cut into human-shaped pieces called gingerbread man, gingerbread men or built into house-shaped cakes called gingerbread houses.
  2. (architecture) A flamboyant Victorian-era architectural style.
Translations: 
  • French: pain d'épices (au gingembre) , pain d'épice (au gingembre)
Etymology: From gingembras, gingimbrat, preserved ginger, from medieval Latin
  • gingi(m)br?t-um, (ginger that perhaps had a pharmaceutical use for some medicinal preparation), from medieval Latin gingiber, ginger. The third syllable was early confounded with bread, and the insertion of an r in the second syllable completed the semblance of a compound word.



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