Definition of


  1. (noun, food) small biscuit (rich with cream and eggs) cut into diamonds or sticks and baked in an oven or (especially originally) on a griddle

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Alternate forms of Scone

Hyponyms: drop scone, griddlecake, scotch pancake

Hypernyms: quick bread

Origin of the word Scone

  1. "thin, flat cake," 1513, Scottish, probably from Du. schoon "bread," in schoon brood "fine bread," from M.Du. schoonbroot, from schoon, scone "bright, beautiful" (see sheen) + broot (see bread). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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