Meaning of black bun in English:

black bun



mass noun
  • 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.’
    • ‘Lumps of black bun - edible anthracite - were washed down with schooners of whisky.’
    • ‘Breakfast this morning was a wonderful thing called a black bun and coffee.’