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

Definition of scone

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


geographical name
\ ˈskün How to pronounce Scone (audio) \

Definition of Scone (Entry 2 of 2)

locality in eastern Scotland northeast of Perth population 3713

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Since the 1980s, the French Room has been serving tea sandwiches along with scones, jams, clotted cream and desserts. Rebecca White, Dallas News, "The tea sandwich has returned, and it's modern and creative," 16 July 2019 Distribute cut scones evenly onto two baking sheets. Amber Turpin, The Mercury News, "Make chocolate chip scones for breakfast with tips from an SF chef," 29 June 2019 Decked out with flutes of champagne, delicious sandwiches, scones and tea, Black women at the top of their games gathered together to uplift one another and form new connections. Dominique Hobdy, Essence, "Lauren Nash of 'Black Girl in Om' Brings a Moment of Meditation to ESSENCE Festival," 7 July 2019 Enjoy tea, scones, sandwiches and desserts on the Leach Garden terrace., "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Pollinator workshops, garden tours and more," 21 June 2019 The courtiers will be served a scone, broccoli cheddar petite quiche, soup and salad combo, fruit skewers and desserts. Susan Harrison,, "Neighbors welcome to pitch in to help boy hit by car while riding his bike," 7 June 2019 So have your teapot hot and your scones pre-jammed for another English wedding spectacle. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding: Everything We Know So Far," 5 Oct. 2018 The thick cream is removed and served with scones or fresh fruit. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Recipe: Royal wedding scones ready in less than an hour," 18 May 2018 There's more tea (ugh), scones, and finger sandwiches. Elissa Sanci, Woman's Day, "I Ate Like Queen Elizabeth For a Week, and It Was a Royal Pain," 18 Apr. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of scone

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

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