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Meaning of gingerbread

gin•ger•bread

Pronunciation: (jin'jur-bred"), [key]
— n.
  1. a type of cake flavored with ginger and molasses.
  2. a rolled cookie similarly flavored, often cut in fanciful shapes, and sometimes frosted.
  3. elaborate, gaudy, or superfluous architectural ornamentation: a series of gables embellished with gingerbread.
—adj.
  1. heavily, gaudily, and superfluously ornamented: a gingerbread style of architecture.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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