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spoon bread

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noun

Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a baked dish made with cornmeal, milk, eggs, and shortening, served as an accompaniment to meat.
Dialect. any of various types of biscuits shaped by dropping batter into a baking pan from a spoon.

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Origin of spoon bread

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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