a small, light, biscuitlike quick bread made of oatmeal, wheat flour, barley meal, or the like.
Other definitions for Scone (2 of 2)
a village in central Scotland: site of coronation of Scottish kings until 1651.
Stone of, a stone, formerly at Scone, Scotland, upon which Scottish kings sat at coronation, now placed beneath the coronation chair in Westminster Abbey.
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How to use scone in a sentence
He stopped at a deli for an ice coffee and a scone and moved on, passing a farmers market.Sept. 11, 2001: An ordinary work day, then surreal scenes of dread and death | David Maraniss | September 10, 2021 | Washington Post
Toward the end of February, Claire invited Laurie over to her house for coffee and scones.They’re worried their mom is becoming a conspiracy theorist. She thinks they’re the ones living in a fantasy world. | Jose Del Real | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
But often Christie found the scone superfluous, and just ate the cream by the spoonful instead.Menu for a Moveable Feast: 10 Famous Authors and Their Favorite Foods & Recipes | Nicole Villeneuve | October 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
What about the scone, or the biscotti, or the lowly mandelbrot?
Already the country was in eager expectation, and Bruce and the Bishop proceeded boldly to scone.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
Salemina always describes a Scotch scone as an aspiring but unsuccessful soda-biscuit of the New England sort.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland | Kate Douglas Wiggin
"Presently, dearie, but you must drink your tea and eat this little bit of scone first," Mrs. Ross said.The Pioneers | Katharine Susannah Prichard
Kenneth, the second son of Alpin, having enlarged his dominions by the conquest of the Picts, transferred the stone to scone.The Mysteries of All Nations | James Grant
I ordered a glass of cold milk and a scone for myself and a pint of hot milk to replenish baby's bottle.The Woman Thou Gavest Me | Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for scone (1 of 2)
(skɒn, skəʊn) a light plain doughy cake made from flour with very little fat, cooked in an oven or (esp originally) on a griddle, usually split open and buttered
(skɒn) Australian a slang word for head (def. 1)
British Dictionary definitions for Scone (2 of 2)
a parish in Perth and Kinross, E Scotland, consisting of the two villages of New Scone and Old Scone, formerly the site of the Pictish capital and the stone upon which medieval Scottish kings were crowned. The stone was removed to Westminster Abbey by Edward I in 1296; it was returned to Scotland in 1996 and placed in Edinburgh Castle. Scone Palace was rebuilt in the Neo-Gothic style in the 19th century
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