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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dessert consisting of a biscuit or cake served with fruit and topped with cream.
  • noun The biscuit or cake made for this dessert.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rich crisp tea-cake, made short with butter, sweetened, and baked rather thin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An unsweetened breakfast cake shortened with butter or lard, rolled thin, and baked.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A sweet biscuit typically made with flour, sugar, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs, and leavened with baking powder or baking soda.
  • noun A dessert made with such a biscuit.

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

  • noun very short biscuit dough baked as individual biscuits or a round loaf; served with sweetened fruit and usually whipped cream

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