Definition of manchet in English:

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manchet

Pronunciation: /ˈman(t)SHət/

noun

historical
A loaf of the finest kind of wheat bread.
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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