Twelfth-cake Twelfth"-cake` (-k[=a]k`), n. An ornamented cake distributed among friends or visitors on the festival of Twelfth-night. [1913 Webster]

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  • Twelfth cake — noun An ornamental cake traditionally eaten on Twelfth Night • • • Main Entry: ↑twelfth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Twelfth-cake — (spr. kēk), beim englischen Dreikönigsfest verzehrter Kuchen; vgl. Bohnenfest …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • twelfth-cake — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun also twelfth night cake ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ Usage: sometimes capitalized T : a cake made for a Twelfth Night celebration that contains a bean or a coin for determining the ruler of the feast …   Useful english dictionary

  • Twelfth Night (holiday) — Infobox Holiday holiday name = Twelfth Night type = Christian caption = observedby = Christians date = 5 January / 6 January (see text) observances = Traditional foods consumed, parties, Christmas decorations taken down relatedto = Twelve Days of …   Wikipedia

  • twelfth-night cake — noun see twelfth cake …   Useful english dictionary

  • Twelfth Night — (5/6 January)    Still regarded by many people as the end of the *Christmas season, and this has a long standing official sanction, as the Council of Tours of ad 567 ruled that the twelve days from the Nativity to the Epiphany would constitute… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • cake — caky, cakey, adj. /kayk/, n., v., caked, caking. n. 1. a sweet, baked, breadlike food, made with or without shortening, and usually containing flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, eggs, and liquid flavoring. 2. a flat, thin mass of bread, esp.… …   Universalium

  • cake — /keɪk / (say kayk) noun 1. a sweet baked food in loaf or layer form, made with or without shortening, usually with flour, sugar, eggs, flavouring, and a liquid. 2. a flat, thin mass of bread, especially unleavened bread. 3. a shaped or moulded… …   Australian English dictionary

  • King cake — A king cake (sometimes rendered as kingcake or kings cake) is a type of cake associated with the festival of Epiphany in the Christmas season in a number of countries, and in other places with Mardi Gras and Carnival. It is popular in Christmas… …   Wikipedia

  • Christmas cake — A heavily iced Christmas cake …   Wikipedia

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