ban·​nock | \ ˈba-nək How to pronounce bannock (audio) \

Definition of bannock

1 : a usually unleavened flat bread or biscuit made with oatmeal or barley meal
2 chiefly New England : corn bread especially : a thin cake baked on a griddle

Examples of bannock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Salmon n’ Bannock: Inspired by First Nations cuisine, the menu at this Vancouver favorite features hearty fare like boar meatballs and variations on bannock, the traditional First Nations unleavened bread. Craig Taylor, Smithsonian, "See Canada Through Fresh Eyes on a First Nations Tour," 10 July 2017 My characters take it for granted that their roads are made of biodegradable foam, 3-D printers spit out biological tissue, trucks drive themselves, and there’s a popular chain of bannock cafés in northern Canada. Annalee Newitz, Slate Magazine, "How to Write a Novel Set More Than 125 Years in the Future," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of bannock

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bannock

Middle English bannok, from Old English bannuc

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“Bannock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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