Gingerbread work
Gingerbread Gin"ger*bread`, n. A kind of plain sweet cake seasoned with ginger, and sometimes made in fanciful shapes. ``Gingerbread that was full fine.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Gingerbread tree} (Bot.), the doom palm; -- so called from the resemblance of its fruit to gingerbread. See {Doom Palm}.

{Gingerbread work}, ornamentation, in architecture or decoration, of a fantastic, trivial, or tawdry character. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gingerbread — Gin ger*bread , n. A kind of plain sweet cake seasoned with ginger, and sometimes made in fanciful shapes. Gingerbread that was full fine. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Gingerbread tree} (Bot.), the doom palm; so called from the resemblance of its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gingerbread tree — Gingerbread Gin ger*bread , n. A kind of plain sweet cake seasoned with ginger, and sometimes made in fanciful shapes. Gingerbread that was full fine. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Gingerbread tree} (Bot.), the doom palm; so called from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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