shortcake

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noun short·cake \ ˈshȯrt-ˌkāk \

Definition of shortcake

1 :a crisp and often unsweetened biscuit or cookie
2 a :a dessert made typically of very short baking-powder-biscuit dough spread with sweetened fruit
b :a dish consisting of a rich biscuit split and covered with a meat mixture

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First Known Use of shortcake

1594


SHORTCAKE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of shortcake for English Language Learners

  • : a dessert made with a rich cake that is served with sweetened fruit on top


SHORTCAKE Defined for Kids

shortcake

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noun short·cake \ ˈshȯrt-ˌkāk \

Definition of shortcake for Students

:a dessert made usually of rich biscuit dough baked and served with sweetened fruit


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