1. A crisp bread made of fine wheat flour.
2. A rich fruitcake sometimes covered with almond paste and traditionally eaten at mid-Lent, Easter, and Christmas.
[Middle English, from Old French siminel, from Medieval Latin siminellus, ultimately from Latin simila, fine flour; see SEMOLINA.]
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