bri·oche (brē-ôsh, -ōsh)
A soft, light-textured bread made from eggs, butter, flour, and yeast and formed into a roll or a bun.
[French, from Old French, from broyer, brier, to knead, of Germanic origin; see bhreg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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