Meaning of “cottage loaf” in the English Dictionary

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"cottage loaf" in British English

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cottage loafnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒt.ɪdʒ ˈləʊf/ us /ˌkɑː.t̬ɪdʒ ˈloʊf/ UK

Examples from literature

  • A large old-fashioned couch was drawn across the window, the round table had a white cloth on it, and the tea-tray and a cottage loaf were suggestive of a meal. 
  • The cottage loaf and the pennyworth of milk had been set forth on a sheet of paper on the window-seat. 

(Definition of “cottage loaf” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)