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corn cake

noun
  1. Midland and Southern U.S. a flat corn bread baked on a griddle.
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Origin of corn cake

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95

Regional variation note

See pancake.
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Examples from the Web for corn cake

Historical Examples

  • It contained some rice, a piece of bacon, corn-cake, and three sweet-potatoes.

    Manuel Pereira

    F. C. Adams

  • He broke a large piece from the corn-cake and crowded the rest into his pocket.

    The Mountain Girl

    Payne Erskine

  • He had picked up a piece of corn-cake in the field back of the works.

    In The Ranks

    R. E. McBride

  • A plate of greens was hot on the hearth, and a corn-cake was browning beautifully in the bake-kettle.

  • There may have been other good things to eat, but Ted's memory could vouch only for the dates, oranges, and corn-cake.

    Captain Ted

    Louis Pendleton