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hoecake

[hoh-keyk] /ˈhoʊˌkeɪk/
noun, South Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
an unleavened cake made with flour or corn meal: originally baked on a hoe but now usually cooked on a griddle.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45, Americanism; hoe + cake
Regional variation note
See pancake.
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