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corn cake

Midland and Southern U.S. a flat corn bread baked on a griddle.
Origin of corn cake
1785-95, Americanism
Regional variation note
See pancake. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He broke a large piece from the corn-cake and crowded the rest into his pocket.

    The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine
  • It contained some rice, a piece of bacon, corn-cake, and three sweet-potatoes.

    Manuel Pereira F. C. Adams
  • There may have been other good things to eat, but Ted's memory could vouch only for the dates, oranges, and corn-cake.

    Captain Ted Louis Pendleton
  • Soon after Rose arrived one man found a whole rat baked in a loaf of corn-cake which had been furnished as a part of his rations.

  • Fortunately they had left some fruit and a piece of corn-cake, which had slipped out of one of their baskets.

    The Settlers William H. G. Kingston
  • Rebecca nibbled her corn-cake, her tearful eyes cast on her plate and her chin quivering.

    New Chronicles of Rebecca Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • A plate of greens was hot on the hearth, and a corn-cake was browning beautifully in the bake-kettle.

  • And Billy started on briskly, as if he knew well what supper meant, and thought he should have a share of corn-cake too.

  • Never shall we forget the experience of endeavoring to improvise a corn-cake the next morning for breakfast.

    Palmetto-Leaves Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Pour in the corn-cake mixture and add one more cup of sweet milk, but do not stir afterwards.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette

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