Definition of manchet in English:

manchet

Syllabification: man·chet
Pronunciation: /ˈman(t)SHət
 
/

noun

historical
A loaf of the finest kind of wheat bread.
More example sentences
  • Mama had Missy make her famous corn chowder, ginger beef, carrot pudding, fresh manchet bread, and sherry and vanilla cream custards.
  • One will not learn anything about Twelfth Night by eating a manchet or stroking a velvet doublet, but introducing the play with an ‘Elizabethan experience’ need not always be valueless.
  • Bake these delicious manchet loaves using ale yeast from the brewhouse and stoneground English flour.

Origin

late Middle English: perhaps from obsolete maine 'flour of the finest quality' + obsolete cheat, denoting a kind of wheaten bread.

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