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flannel cake

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noun Chiefly North Midland U.S.
  1. griddlecake; pancake.
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Origin of flannel cake

First recorded in 1785–95

Regional variation note

See pancake.
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Examples from the Web for flannel cake

Historical Examples

  • There was a town down there, as flat as a flannel-cake, and called Summit, of course.

    The Boy Scouts Book of Stories

    Various

  • "Nobody waits for anybody on flannel-cake days," said Emmie, drawing in her chair with a chastened satisfaction.

    The Open Question

    Elizabeth Robins