- a thin, circular cake of flour or oatmeal.
Origin of farl
1715–25; contraction of fardel a three-cornered cake, orig., the 4th part of a round cake (Middle English ferdell, representing Old English fēortha dǣl fourth part)
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- a thin cake of oatmeal, often triangular in shape
C18: from earlier fardel fourth part, from Old English fēortha fourth + Middle English del part
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