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corn pone

noun, Southern U.S.
1.
corn bread, especially of a plain or simple kind.
Origin of corn pone
1855-1860
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60

corn-pone

[kawrn-pohn] /ˈkɔrnˌpoʊn/
adjective
1.
of or characteristic of an unsophisticated rural person, especially from the South:
a corn-pone accent.
Origin
First recorded in 1965-70
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corn pone

noun
1.
(Southern US) corn bread, esp a plain type made with water Sometimes shortened to pone
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