A breadloaf is a long, oblong roll of bread; it is the normal depiction of bread in Society heraldry. This form is also found in period armory, in the canting arms (Italian pane) of Colpan, mid-15th C. [Triv 120]; but in medieval armory, bread is more usually depicted as simple manchets or roundels, sometimes alone on the field, often on a baker’s peel or in a basket.
When “proper”, breadloaves are tinctured brown in Society armory. For related charges, see pretzel.
Magdalene Katherine MacDonald bears: Argent, a breadloaf and on a chief sable three ladles palewise argent.
Leonce the Lombard bears: Gules, on a pall between three breadloaves Or, a cross formy gules.