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shortcake

noun short·cake \-ˌkāk\

: a dessert made with a rich cake that is served with sweetened fruit on top

Full Definition of SHORTCAKE

1
:  a crisp and often unsweetened biscuit or cookie
2
a :  a dessert made typically of very short baking-powder-biscuit dough spread with sweetened fruit
b :  a dish consisting of a rich biscuit split and covered with a meat mixture

First Known Use of SHORTCAKE

1594

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