Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of black bun in English:
Rich fruit cake in a pastry case, traditionally eaten in Scotland at New Year.
- Early versions of the rich fruit cake, such as Scottish black bun dating from the late Middle Ages, were luxuries for special occasions.
- I feel sure the one possible oversight will be rectified in the next print-run, and her many fans will read about Hogmanay's black bun and New Year's Day steak pie.
- Unless it is a dram with shortie or black bun at Hogmanay, we Scots are not generally experts at drinking our national drink with fine food.
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