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soda biscuit

a biscuit having soda and sour milk or buttermilk as leavening agents.
Origin of soda biscuit
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for soda biscuit
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  • This is the mixture used in making the famous "soda biscuit."

    A Handbook of Health

    Woods Hutchinson
  • There are lots of things you can do with a soda biscuit, if you know how.

    Hepsey Burke

    Frank Noyes Westcott
  • He had intended to make some soda biscuit for his own supper.

    Nelly's Silver Mine Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Maw had put a red geranium on the table; there was the crispy fragrance of frying salt pork and soda biscuit in the air.

  • As a result my tongue was now so extremely sensitive that pieces of soda biscuit tasted like broken glass.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham
  • "Here's a cracker they dropped," cried Bert, who spied a soda biscuit on the ground and brushing it off, began to eat it.

    Two Little Women Carolyn Wells
  • In less than fifteen minutes the man placed before me a cup of coffee and some soda biscuit.

    The House of Martha

    Frank R. Stockton
  • She gives me now a glass nearly full at bed time, with one soda biscuit.

  • I refused to eat it; if it had been beef tea with soda biscuit in it, I would have taken it myself.

  • Dakota supplied him with soda biscuit and cold bacon, and these he munched in contentment, talking meanwhile of his travels.

    The Trail to Yesterday Charles Alden Seltzer
British Dictionary definitions for soda biscuit

soda biscuit

a biscuit leavened with sodium bicarbonate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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