Definition of Parker House roll in US English:

Parker House roll

(also Parkerhouse roll)


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


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.


Parker House roll

/ˌpɑːkə haʊs ˈrəʊl/