Share this entry

Share this page

pomfret cake

Line breaks: pom|fret cake
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒmfrɪt
 
, ˈpʌm-/

Definition of pomfret cake in English:

noun

Archaic variant of Pontefract cake.
Example sentences
  • The original name for these small tablets of liquorice is a pomfret cake, after the old Norman name for Pontefract.
  • Also known as Pomfret cakes, Pontefract cakes are sweets; squishy little coins of liquorice.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…