hot cross bun definition

  • noun:
    • A sweet bun marked at the top with a cross of frosting, typically consumed during Lent.
    • A bun, made with yeast and containing spices, currants and candied good fresh fruit, with a cross marked on the top, traditionally eaten on Good Friday in Christian countries.
    • A bun or cake marked with a cross of icing, and intended to be eaten on Good Friday; labeled as additionally cross-bun.
    • moderately nice raised roll containing herbs and raisins and citron and decorated with a cross-shaped sugar glaze

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