Meaning of lebkuchen in English:


Pronunciation /ˈleɪbkuːk(ə)n/


  • A spiced biscuit with a soft, chewy texture, typically containing ground nuts and citrus peel and covered with a glaze.

    ‘It was a small cake, some kind of lebkuchen.’
    • ‘His lebkuchen slipped from his fingers and shattered on the floor.’
    • ‘There is a very good German bakery in Edinburgh, but his lebkuchen are very expensive, and I have to feed about 20 people.’


German Lebkuchen, from Kuchen ‘cake’; the origin of the first element is uncertain.