1 [pohn]
noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
Also called pone bread. a baked or fried bread usually made of cornmeal.
a loaf or oval-shaped cake of any type of bread, especially corn bread.

1605–15, Americanism; < Virginia Algonquian (E spelling) apones, appoans, poan < Proto-Algonquian *apwa·n- thing roasted or baked, derivative of *apwe·- to roast, bake

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pone1 (pəʊn)
1.  pone bread, Also called: corn pone bread made of maize
2.  a loaf or cake of this
[C17: from Algonquian; compare Delaware apán baked]

pone2 (pəʊn, ˈpəʊnɪ)
cards the player to the right of the dealer, or the nondealer in two-handed games
[C19: from Latin: put!, that is, play, from ponere to put]

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1634, "American Indian bread," earlier appone, ponap (1612), from Powhatan (Algonquian) apan "something baked," from apen "she bakes." Later used in Southern U.S. for any type of cornbread.
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