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scone

[skohn, skon] /skoʊn, skɒn/
noun
1.
a small, light, biscuitlike quick bread made of oatmeal, wheat flour, barley meal, or the like.
2.
biscuit (def 1).
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; shortened < earlier Dutch schoonbrot fine bread, white bread. See sheen, bread

Scone

[skoon, skohn] /skun, skoʊn/
noun
1.
a village in central Scotland: site of coronation of Scottish kings until 1651.
2.
Stone of, a stone, formerly at Scone, Scotland, upon which Scottish kings sat at coronation, now placed beneath the coronation chair in Westminster Abbey.
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British Dictionary definitions for scone

scone

noun
1.
(skɒn; skəʊn). a light plain doughy cake made from flour with very little fat, cooked in an oven or (esp originally) on a griddle, usually split open and buttered
2.
(Austral) (skɒn) a slang word for head (sense 1)
adjective
3.
(Austral, slang)
  1. angry
  2. insane
Word Origin
C16: Scottish, perhaps from Middle Low German schonbrot, Middle Dutch schoonbrot fine bread

Scone

/skuːn/
noun
1.
a parish in Perth and Kinross, E Scotland, consisting of the two villages of New Scone and Old Scone, formerly the site of the Pictish capital and the stone upon which medieval Scottish kings were crowned. The stone was removed to Westminster Abbey by Edward I in 1296; it was returned to Scotland in 1996 and placed in Edinburgh Castle. Scone Palace was rebuilt in the Neo-Gothic style in the 19th century
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Word Origin and History for scone
n.

"thin, flat soft cake," 1510s, Scottish, probably shortened from Dutch schoon brood "fine bread," from Middle Dutch schoonbroot, from schoon, scone "bright, beautiful" (see sheen) + broot (see bread (n.)).

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Encyclopedia Article for scone

Scone

town, eastern New South Wales, Australia, in the upper Hunter River valley. Gazetted in 1837 as the village of Invermein, it was renamed for Scone, Scot., and was proclaimed a municipality in 1888. It lies along the New England Highway and the main northern rail line, 80 miles (130 km) northwest of Newcastle. Scone is a market centre for a district producing sheep, cattle, racehorses, walnuts, and vegetables. Scone is also the area headquarters of soil and water conservation authorities, and Glenbawn Dam and reservoir (and an associated national park) are nearby. A local curiosity is Mount Wingen, or Burning Mountain (1,800 feet [550 metres]); a cleft in its side emits smoke from an underground coal seam that has been smoldering for centuries. Pop. (2006) 5,079.

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girdle scone

quick bread of British origin and worldwide fame, made with leavened barley flour or oatmeal that is rolled into a round shape and cut into quarters before baking on a griddle. The first scones were baked in cast iron pans hung in the kitchen fires of rural England and Wales. With the advent of Eastern trade, scones became an integral part of the fashionable ritual of "taking tea," with which they are still served daily, hot and buttered, throughout Britain and many regions of its former empire.

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