noun Etymology: perhaps from Dutch schoonbrood fine white bread, from schoon pure, clean + brood bread Date: 1513 a rich quick bread cut into usually triangular shapes and cooked on a griddle or baked on a sheet

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  • Scone — can represent several things:Food* Scone (bread), the food item * Drop scone, British word for a small pancakePeople*Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone (born 1948), Labour member of the House of Lords *Robert of Scone (died 1159), 12th… …   Wikipedia

  • Scone —    SCONE, a parish, in the county of Perth, 2 miles (N.) from Perth; containing 2422 inhabitants, of whom 1364 are in the village of New Scone, and 56 in that of Old Scone. This place is supposed to have derived its name, signifying in the… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • scone — [ skon ] n. m. • 1946; mot angl. ♦ Petit pain mollet d origine anglaise, qui se mange avec le thé. Des scones et des muffins. ● scone nom masculin (anglais scone) Petit pain brioché, servi avec le thé. (Spécialité anglaise.) scone [skon] n. m.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Scone — Scone, n. A cake, thinner than a bannock, made of wheat or barley or oat meal. [Written variously, {scon}, {skone}, {skon}, etc.] [Scot.] Burns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scone — Scone, the Stone of →↑Stone of Scone, the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scone — thin, flat cake, 1510s, Scottish, probably shortened from Du. schoon brood fine bread, from M.Du. schoonbroot, from schoon, scone bright, beautiful (see SHEEN (Cf. sheen)) + broot (see BREAD (Cf. bread)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scone — |scóne| s. m. [Culinária] Pequeno bolo de massa fofa, à base de farinha, leite e ovos, de origem inglesa.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • scone — is mostly pronounced skon in BrE, but skohn is also heard, especially in southern England, and is the dominant pronunciation in AmE. Scone, a village in central Scotland which was the site of a palace where the kings of Scotland were crowned, is… …   Modern English usage

  • Scone — [sko͞on, skōn] village in E Scotland northeast of Perth: site of an abbey that contained the stone (Stone of Scone) on which Scottish kings before 1296 were crowned: removed by Edward I and placed under the coronation chair at Westminster Abbey,… …   English World dictionary

  • Scone — Scone, kleiner Ort unweit des Tay in der schottischen Grafschaft Perth, 1/2 Stunde von der Stadt Perth (s.d. 2) entfernt, sonst Krönungsort der schottischen Könige; Trümmer von Macbeths Schloß …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • scone — [skɔn, skəun US skoun, ska:n] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Dutch schoonbrood fine white bread , from schoon clean + brood bread ] a small round cake, sometimes containing dried fruit, which is usually eaten with butter ▪ tea and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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