farl

or farle

[ fahrl ]
/ fɑrl /

noun Scot.

a thin, circular cake of flour or oatmeal.

Nearby words

  1. farina,
  2. farinaceous,
  3. farinelli,
  4. farinose,
  5. farkleberry,
  6. farley,
  7. farley, james aloysius,
  8. farm,
  9. farm belt,
  10. farm bloc

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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