Sim"nel (?), n. [OF. simenel cake or bread of wheat flour, LL. simenellus wheat bread, fr. L. simila the finest wheat flour. Cf. Semolina.]
A kind of cake made of fine flour; a cracknel.
Not common bread, but vastel bread, or simnels.
A kind of rich plum cake, eaten especially on Mid-Lent Sunday.
© Webster 1913.