Meaning of “French bread” in the English Dictionary

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"French bread" in British English

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French breadnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌfrentʃ ˈbred/ us /ˌfrentʃ ˈbred/

Examples from literature

  • Nice French bread, he always liked that. 
  • Remove the crust from a fresh loaf of French bread. 
  • She and Julia nibbled French bread, and played with their knives and forks while they waited. 
  • They served us with delicious coffee and thick slices of French bread, for the very reasonable sum of twopence. 
  • We often stopped there, when going up to the trenches, to buy loaves of delicious French bread. 

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

"French bread" in American English

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French breadnoun [ U ]

us /ˈfrentʃ ˈbred/

a type of usually white bread in the form of a long, thin loaf with a hard crust (= outer layer)

(Definition of “French bread” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)