scone

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noun \ˈskōn, ˈskän\

Definition of scone

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

Origin and Etymology of scone

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


First Known Use: 1513


Scone

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geographical name \ˈskün\

Definition of Scone

  1. locality in eastern Scotland northeast of Perth population 3713


SCONE Defined for English Language Learners

scone

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noun \ˈskōn, ˈskän\

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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