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- n. A sweetened type of bread which is leavened with yeast.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A tea cake slighty sweetened, and raised with yeast, baked in the form of biscuits or in a thin loaf, and eaten hot with butter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of sweet spongy teacake, larger than a muffin: in the United States usually baked in loaves or forms, not in muffin-rings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flat round slightly sweet teacake usually served hot
Probably from the name of a 17th-century English baker. (Wiktionary)