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Quignon

To my chagrin, using the term bread-bum to refer to the end-slice of a loaf of bread is not appropriate at most formal dinner parties. Fortunately, another word exists for this crusty and much sought after part of the loaf: quignon. This useful word derives through French from the Latin cuneolus, meaning little coin, the connection being that the end-piece of a loaf is small and round.


 

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