bannock

bannock

[ban-uhk]

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English bannok, Old English bannuc morsel < British Celtic; compare Scots Gaelic bannach

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Bannock

[ban-uhk]
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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bannock (ˈbænək)
 
n
a round flat unsweetened cake originating in Scotland, made from oatmeal or barley and baked on a griddle
 
[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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bannock
"thick flat cake," O.E. bannuc "a bit, small piece," from Gael. bannach "a cake," perhaps a loan from L. panis "bread" (see food).
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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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