Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A flat, usually unleavened bread made of oatmeal or barley flour.
  • n. Northern U.S., especially New England Thin cornbread baked on a griddle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An unleavened bread made with oatmeal in Scotland, and with cornmeal or wheat flour in Canada, baked in a pan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of cake or bread, in shape flat and roundish, commonly made of oatmeal or barley meal and baked on an iron plate, or griddle; -- used in Scotland and the northern counties of England.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thick cake made of oatmeal, barley-meal, or pease-meal, baked on the embers or on an iron plate or griddle over the fire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a flat bread made of oat or barley flour; common in New England and Scotland

Etymologies

Middle English bannok, from Old English bannuc, of Celtic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English bannuc, Gaelic bannach. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In present times the name bannock is applied more generally to any baked item of a similar size and shape to the original bannock loaf, and can also be used as a term for a large circular scone which is scored into sections.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • A most villainous kind of bannock of unleavened mealie-meal and crushed oats, calculated to try the strongest teeth and trouble the toughest digestion, "Gold Pen" might have added.

    The Dop Doctor

  • "Na, I can ait naething; I'll tak a bannock i 'my pooch.

    Sir Gibbie

  • I just return the other night with a spike buck that is now hanging in my garage it is not the biggest dear I have ever shot but it will join the half a moose in my freezer and on Sunday evening coming home from ice fishing and having some venision stew and bannock I will feel very successful.

    How do you measure Success - something "In the Freezer" or "On the Wall"?

  • We make coffee and bannock when the rain lets up and save it for later.

    M. Sanjayan: Thelon Expedition: The Country

  • I was also going to make bannock, but we have no flour.

    Holiday Monday | Northern Belle

  • To be given all of these things, I mean people come by, and they feed me dry meat, bannock bread.

    Across Montana On Horseback, Poet Hands Out Poetry

  • A bannock/pancake/gingerbread man tempts a number of humans and animals, and in the end gets et.

    The breadth of children's literature

  • She was only able to sneak up on Angus and Malcolm because they were too busy arguing over a hunk of scorched bannock bread to notice her approach.

    The Devil Wears Plaid

  • The captain mulled this over as he ate some bannock.

    Men Don't Leave Me

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