Definition of Parker House roll in US English:

Parker House roll

(also Parkerhouse roll)

noun

US, North American
  • A type of soft bread roll, made by folding over a round flat piece of dough.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Presbyterian Cook Book. From the name of the Parker House hotel, Boston, Massachusetts (founded in 1855), where the roll was first made + roll.

Pronunciation

Parker House roll

/ˌpɑːkə haʊs ˈrəʊl/