noun Etymology: Middle English krakenelle Date: 14th century 1. a hard brittle biscuit 2. crackling 2 — usually used in plural

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  • Cracknel — Crack nel (kr?k n?l), n. [F. craquelin, fr. D. krakeling, fr. krakken to crack. See {Crack}, v. t.] A hard brittle cake or biscuit. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cracknel — [krak′nəl] n. [ME crakenelle, altered < OFr craquelin < MDu krakeling < kraken; akin to CRACK1] 1. a variety of hard, crisp biscuit 2. [pl.] small pieces of crisply fried fat pork 3. [pl.] cracklings …   English World dictionary

  • cracknel — /krak nl/, n. 1. a hard, brittle cake or biscuit. 2. cracknels, small bits of fat pork fried crisp. Cf. scrapple. [1350 1400; ME crak(e)nele < MF *craquenelle, metathetic alter. of craquelin < MD crakelinc, equiv. to crake(n) to CRACK + linc… …   Universalium

  • cracknel — noun a) A hard, crisp biscuit b) crackling (fried pork fat) …   Wiktionary

  • cracknel — crack·nel || kræknÉ™l n. hard brittle cake or biscuit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cracknel — [ krakn(ə)l] noun 1》 a light, crisp savoury biscuit. 2》 a brittle sweet made from set melted sugar. Origin ME: alt. of OFr. craquelin, from MDu. krākelinc, from krāken to crack …   English new terms dictionary

  • cracknel — crack·nel …   English syllables

  • cracknel — crack•nel [[t]ˈkræk nl[/t]] n. 1) coo a hard, brittle biscuit 2) coo cracknels, bits of fat pork fried crisp • Etymology: 1350–1400; MEcrak(e)nele …   From formal English to slang

  • cracknel — /ˈkræknəl/ (say kraknuhl) noun 1. a hard, brittle cake or biscuit. 2. (plural) small bits of fat pork fried crisp. {Middle English crakenelle, from French craquelin, from Middle Dutch crakelinc} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cracknel — n. a light crisp biscuit. Etymology: ME f. F craquelin f. MDu. krakelinc f. kraken CRACK …   Useful english dictionary

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