scone

noun \ ˈskōn , ˈskän \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of scone

: a rich quick bread cut into usually triangular shapes and cooked on a griddle or baked on a sheet

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Origin and Etymology of scone

perhaps from Dutch schoonbrood fine white bread, from schoon pure, clean + brood bread


Scone

geographical name \ ˈskün \

Definition of Scone

locality in eastern Scotland northeast of Perth population 3713

SCONE Defined for English Language Learners

scone

noun

Definition of scone for English Language Learners

  • : a small, often sweet bread that sometimes has pieces of dried fruit in it


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