Meaning of laver bread in English:

laver bread

Pronunciation /ˈlɑːvəbrɛd/


mass noun
  • A Welsh dish of laver which is boiled, dipped in oatmeal, and fried.

    ‘I was assured that laver bread was a nineteenth-century Welsh invention, intended to provide a cheap source of nutrition for the women and children working down the mines.’
    • ‘The laver has to be prepared as for Laver Bread, and is then heated and whisked with orange juice, butter and mutton (or lamb) stock or cream.’
    • ‘Mix the laver bread and the oatmeal together and shape into little rissole like cakes about 2 inches across and 3/4 inch thick.’
    • ‘Mop up the juices with savoury laver bread to complete this traditional Welsh dish.’


Early 18th century laver from laver.