wastel cake
Wastel Was"tel, n. [OF. wastel, gastel, F. g[^a]teau, LL. wastellus, fr. MHG. wastel a kind of bread; cf. OHG. & AS. wist food.] A kind of white and fine bread or cake; -- called also {wastel bread}, and {wastel cake}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Roasted flesh or milk and wasted bread. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The simnel bread and wastel cakes, which were only used at the tables of the highest nobility. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • Wastel — Was tel, n. [OF. wastel, gastel, F. g[^a]teau, LL. wastellus, fr. MHG. wastel a kind of bread; cf. OHG. & AS. wist food.] A kind of white and fine bread or cake; called also {wastel bread}, and {wastel cake}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Roasted flesh… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wastel bread — Wastel Was tel, n. [OF. wastel, gastel, F. g[^a]teau, LL. wastellus, fr. MHG. wastel a kind of bread; cf. OHG. & AS. wist food.] A kind of white and fine bread or cake; called also {wastel bread}, and {wastel cake}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Roasted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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