Hoecake
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.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Hoecake — is a type of thin cornbread made of cornmeal, salt, and water, which is baked on a griddle. [Bartlett, Dictionary of Americanisms, p. 288: Hoe Cake. A cake of Indian meal, baked before the fire. In the interior parts of the country, where kitchen …   Wikipedia

  • hoecake — ☆ hoecake [hō′kāk΄ ] n. a thin bread made of cornmeal, orig. baked on a hoe at the fire …   English World dictionary

  • hoecake — noun Date: 1745 a small cake made of cornmeal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hoecake — /hoh kayk /, n. South Midland and Southern U.S. an unleavened cake made with flour or corn meal: originally baked on a hoe but now usually cooked on a griddle. [1735 45, Amer.; HOE + CAKE] Regional Variation. See pancake. * * * …   Universalium

  • hoecake — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • hoecake — n. flat cake made from corn meal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hoecake — noun US a coarse cake of maize flour, originally baked on the blade of a hoe …   English new terms dictionary

  • hoecake — hoe•cake [[t]ˈhoʊˌkeɪk[/t]] n. South Midland and Southern U.S. dial. an unleavened cake made with flour or cornmeal • Etymology: 1735–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • hoecake — noun thin usually unleavened johnnycake made of cornmeal; originally baked on the blade of a hoe over an open fire (southern) • Regions: ↑South • Hypernyms: ↑johnnycake, ↑johnny cake, ↑journey cake • Substance Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Soul food — is an American cuisine, a selection of foods, and is the traditional cuisine of African Americans of the Southern United States and of black communities beyond. In the mid 1960s, soul was a common adjective used to describe black culture, and… …   Wikipedia

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