Definition of Pontefract cake in English:

Pontefract cake

Line breaks: Ponte|fract cake
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒntɪfrakt/

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  • A flat round liquorice sweet.


mid 19th century: named after Pontefract (earlier Pomfret), a town in northern England where the sweets were first made.

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