[ skohn, skon ]
/ skoʊn, skɒn /


a small, light, biscuitlike quick bread made of oatmeal, wheat flour, barley meal, or the like.

Origin of scone

1505–15; shortened < earlier Dutch schoonbrot fine bread, white bread. See sheen, bread

Definition for scone (2 of 2)

[ skoon, skohn ]
/ skun, skoʊn /


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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)


Australian slang
  1. angry
  2. insane

Word Origin for scone

C16: Scottish, perhaps from Middle Low German schonbrot, Middle Dutch schoonbrot fine bread

British Dictionary definitions for scone (2 of 2)

/ (skuːn) /


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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