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King Alfred's cakes

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Definition of King Alfred's cakes in English:

plural noun

Another term for cramp balls.
Example sentences
  • Peter James takes us on a tour through the enthralling world of scarlet elf cups, death caps and King Alfred's cakes.
  • The Latin name for King Alfred's cakes is Daldinia concentrica.
  • Its common name of King Alfred's cakes comes from an incident where the King burned some cakes and the fungus resembled these burned cakes.

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