- a small, light, biscuitlike quick bread made of oatmeal, wheat flour, barley meal, or the like.
- biscuit1(def 1).
Origin of scone
- 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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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
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What about the scone, or the biscotti, or the lowly mandelbrot?World's Craziest Cupcakes
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Maggie had baked a scone and handed it to him; then, after he had bitten it, he handed it back.Terribly Intimate Portraits
(here we get hold of historic fact) placed it at Scone in the ninth century.Little Folks
He attended at the crowning of Charles at Scone, January 1, 1651.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
Edward then harried the land and carried off the Stone of Destiny from Scone.Britain in the Middle Ages
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At this time Ormsby, the justiciary, was holding court at Scone.
- (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)
- Australian slang
C16: Scottish, perhaps from Middle Low German schonbrot, Middle Dutch schoonbrot fine bread
- 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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Word Origin and History for scone
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