graham cracker

graham cracker
semisweet whole-wheat cracker
Hypernyms: ↑cracker

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Etymology: graham (flour)
: a dry slightly sweet square or rectangular cracker made mainly of whole wheat flour

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a semisweet cracker, usually rectangular in shape, made chiefly of whole-wheat flour.
[1815-25, Amer.]

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graham cracker,
a cracker made with graham flour.

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graham cracker 7 [graham cracker] [ˈɡreɪəm krækə(r)] [ˈɡreɪəm krækər] noun (NAmE)
a slightly sweet ↑rectangular biscuit/cookie made with ↑wholemeal flour
Graham crackers are often given to children as a healthier alternative to cookies. They are named after Sylvester Graham (1794–1851), an American who encouraged people to eat healthy foods.

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