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hoecake Explained

Hoecake at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hoecake \Hoe"cake`\, n.
A cake of Indian meal, water, and salt, baked before the fire
or in the ashes; -- so called because often cooked on a hoe.
[Southern U.S.]

hoecake at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

hoecake
n : thin usually unleavened johnnycake made of cornmeal;
originally baked on the blade of a hoe over an open fire
(Southern)

hoecake at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

So called because the cake was often cooked on a hoe.

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: dated » Southern|_|US A type of cornbread or cornmeal cake, made of water and salt. It was originally baked before the fire or in the ashes on a hoe, now it is fried in cooking oil in a skillet.
    1. In Jean Fritz's children's book George Washingtons Breakfast'' the protagonist finds out that George Washington may have eaten hoecakes for breakfast.

      See also

      * Johnnycake

      References

      * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3

  • Inter: reference-book » author=Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings|title=Cross Creek|year=1948|id=ISBN 0684818795|page=219.

  • Translation: et » hoecake
    Translation: vi » hoecake
    Translation: zh » hoecake

    Related words:

    hoecakes  hoechst  hoeck  hoecker