bannock

[ban-uh k]

Origin of bannock

before 1000; Middle English bannok, Old English bannuc morsel < British Celtic; compare Scots Gaelic bannach

Bannock

[ban-uh k]
noun, plural Ban·nocks, (especially collectively) Ban·nock for 1.
  1. a member of a North American Indian people formerly of Idaho and Wyoming who merged with the Shoshone in the 19th century, now living primarily in southeastern Idaho.
  2. the language of the Bannock, belonging to the Shoshonean group of Uto-Aztecan languages.
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bannock

noun
  1. a round flat unsweetened cake originating in Scotland, made from oatmeal or barley and baked on a griddle

Word Origin for bannock

Old English bannuc; of Celtic origin; compare Gaelic bannach, Cornish banna a drop, bit; perhaps related to Latin pānicium, from pānis bread
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Word Origin and History for bannock
n.

"thick flat cake," Old English bannuc "a bit, small piece," from Gaelic bannach "a cake," perhaps a loan from Latin panicium, from panis "bread" (see food).

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