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  1. a crisp unleavened biscuit
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Word Origin for abernethy

C19: perhaps named after Dr. John Abernethy (1764–1831), English surgeon interested in diet
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Historical Examples of abernethy

  • The late Duke of York is reported to have once consulted Abernethy.

    The Jest Book

    Mark Lemon

  • He pointed to the heap of Abernethy biscuits, on the top of which lay a sixpence.

  • The lands of Balmadie are in the lordship and regality of Abernethy.

  • Among others, there was Abernethy, a few miles south-east of Perth.

  • Not less happy was the audacity of the medical student to Abernethy.

    A Book about Doctors

    John Cordy Jeaffreson