spoon bread


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.

Nearby words

  1. spool,
  2. spoom,
  3. spoon,
  4. spoon back,
  5. spoon bow,
  6. spoon hook,
  7. spoon nail,
  8. spoon theory,
  9. spoon-fed,
  10. spoon-feed

Origin of spoon bread

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

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