bannock

[ ban-uhk ]

nounScottish and British Cooking.
  1. a flat cake made of oatmeal, barley meal, etc., usually baked on a griddle.

Origin of bannock

1
before 1000; Middle English bannok,Old English bannuc morsel <British Celtic; compare Scots Gaelic bannach

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Other definitions for Bannock (2 of 2)

Bannock
[ ban-uhk ]

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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How to use bannock in a sentence

  • It is hopeless to number the slain that strewed the field of battle, choked the bannock, or floated down the Forth.

    King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
  • He then made fresh dispositions of his troops, in view of the position of the English van along the bannock.

    King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
  • Lastly, he has baked the biggest bannock on record; Cake with 5,000 eggs in it, and a tun of butter.

  • One of the features of Michaelmas in Scotland was the concoction and cooking of a giant cake, bun, or bannock.

    Archaic England | Harold Bayley

British Dictionary definitions for bannock

bannock

/ (ˈbænək) /


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

Origin of bannock

1
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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