farl

or farle

[ fahrl ]
/ fɑrl /

noun Scot.

a thin, circular cake of flour or oatmeal.

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Origin of farl

1715–25; contraction of fardel a three-cornered cake, orig., the 4th part of a round cake (Middle English ferdell, representing Old English fēortha dǣl fourth part)
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British Dictionary definitions for farl

farl

farle

/ (fɑːl) /

noun

a thin cake of oatmeal, often triangular in shape

Word Origin for farl

C18: from earlier fardel fourth part, from Old English fēortha fourth + Middle English del part
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