Definition of Kendal mint cake in English:

Kendal mint cake

noun

  • [mass noun] A hard peppermint-flavoured sweet which is sold in flat rectangular blocks and is popular with ramblers and hill climbers.

    • ‘The occasional hiker might pocket a box of Kendal mint cake or even buy the latest Ordnance Survey map.’
    • ‘The visitors' disappointment at losing was tempered by the excellent hospitality and atmosphere provided at the inn, together with a special gift of Kendal mint cake!’
    • ‘Mr Wilson said that EU rules now required the percentage of ingredients, such as peppermint oil in Kendal mint cake, to be added to the existing ingredients list.’
    • ‘No wonder all we ever get for Christmas from that neck of the woods is Kendal mint cake.’
    • ‘The Lake District is where the ruddy-cheeked, bucolic English middle classes come out to play, filling the air with happy braying and the whiff of Kendal mint cake.’
    • ‘It was he who realised the potential of Kendal mint cake as an energy supplier, and it was he who supplied the 1914-1917 Transarctic Expedition under the command of Sir Edward Shackleton.’
    • ‘Never mind, we got some Kendal mint cake, which is the important thing’

Pronunciation:

Kendal mint cake

/kɛndlˈmɪntkeɪk/