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bannock

[ban-uh k] /ˈbæn ək/
noun, Scottish and British Cookery.
1.
a flat cake made of oatmeal, barley meal, etc., usually baked on a griddle.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English bannok, Old English bannuc morsel < British Celtic; compare Scots Gaelic bannach

Bannock

[ban-uh k] /ˈbæn ək/
noun, plural Bannocks (especially collectively) Bannock for 1.
1.
a member of a North American Indian people formerly of Idaho and Wyoming who merged with the Shoshone in the 19th century, now living primarily in southeastern Idaho.
2.
the language of the Bannock, belonging to the Shoshonean group of Uto-Aztecan languages.
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British Dictionary definitions for ban-nock

bannock

/ˈbænək/
noun
1.
a round flat unsweetened cake originating in Scotland, made from oatmeal or barley and baked on a griddle
Word Origin
Old English bannuc; of Celtic origin; compare Gaelic bannach, Cornish banna a drop, bit; perhaps related to Latin pānicium, from pānis bread
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Word Origin and History for ban-nock

bannock

n.

"thick flat cake," Old English bannuc "a bit, small piece," from Gaelic bannach "a cake," perhaps a loan from Latin panicium, from panis "bread" (see food).

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Encyclopedia Article for ban-nock

bannock

flat, sometimes unleavened bread eaten primarily in Scotland. Although most commonly made of oats, bannocks of barley, ground dried peas, and a combination of grains are sometimes encountered. Selkirk bannock is made from wheat flour and contains fruit

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