\ ˈskōn How to pronounce scone (audio) , ˈskän How to pronounce scone (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web The black tea jam was a standout during the scone course. Maria Geyman, Vogue, 25 May 2022 For the under-10 set, Shelly’s offers the Prince & Princess High Tea: two finger sandwiches, a scone, a mini cake, and a drink. Pamela Wright,, 17 May 2022 With a kitchen scale, what was once an annoying math equation is now a better scone or biscuit or almond cake. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 6 Nov. 2021 Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar on top of each scone circle. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 2 Oct. 2021 For the full fall experience, the coffee chain is also stocking their bakery with seasonal baked treats like the pumpkin cream cheese muffin and pumpkin scone. Dave Quinn,, 8 Sep. 2021 Other fall favorites on the menu this year include the pumpkin cream cold brew, pumpkin spice Frappuccino, pumpkin scone, pumpkin cream cheese muffin and pumpkin loaf. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 25 Aug. 2021 For the full fall experience, Starbucks is also stocking their bakery with seasonal baked treats like the pumpkin cream cheese muffin and pumpkin scone. Sabrina Weiss,, 23 Aug. 2021 Or what about Berry on Bake-Off, standing next to Mary Berry, taking a bite of a scone, looking mildly disgusted, and then saying nothing at all? Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 16 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of scone

1513, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scone

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

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27 May 2022

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“Scone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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Scone geographical name

\ ˈskün How to pronounce Scone (audio) \

Definition of Scone

locality in eastern Scotland northeast of Perth population 3713

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