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hawebake

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See haw, bake.

NounEdit

hawebake (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) The baked berry of the hawthorn tree, i.e. coarse fare.
    • Geoffrey Chaucer, Introduction to the Man of Law's Tale, Canterbury Tales II94-96
      But nathelees, I recche noght a bene / Though I come after hym with hawebake. / I speke in prose, and lat him rymes make.