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hoecake

[hoh-keyk]
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noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. an unleavened cake made with flour or corn meal: originally baked on a hoe but now usually cooked on a griddle.

Origin of hoecake

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45; hoe + cake

Regional variation note

See pancake.
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