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Chelsea bun Line breaks: Chel|sea bun

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Definition of Chelsea bun in English:


A flat, spiral-shaped currant bun sprinkled with sugar.
Example sentences
  • This year it was his chocolate chip and toffee and banana muffins, Easter biscuits, crusty and soft rolls, Chelsea buns, and large crusty cobs which caught the adjudicator's eye resulting in a cache of trophies.
  • I did feel better on the diet (done as experiment rather than to lose weight) but found it tricky to avoid cakes (mmmmmmmm… Chelsea buns).
  • The Chelsea bun contained fruit, but the reason for the name was obscure to me.


Early 18th century: named after Chelsea, where such buns were originally made.

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