Origin of hoecake
Regional variation note
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Examples from the Web for hoe-cake
At the fire-place a negro woman was frying meat and baking a hoe-cake.The Jucklins
The hoe-cake was produced and partaken of ravenously and thankfully.Sword and Pen
John Algernon Owens
Only one step above this class, another order is found on a hoe-cake.The Funny Side of Physic
A. D. Crabtre
Hoe-cake, a cake of Indian meal baked on a hoe or before the fire.
In this way the hoe-cake is baked in one, while the bacon is fried in the other.
Word Origin and History for hoe-cake
1745, American English, said to be so called because it originally was baked on the broad thin blade of a cotton-field hoe (n.).
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