scone

[skohn, skon]

Origin:
1505–15; shortened < earlier Dutch schoonbrot fine bread, white bread. See sheen, bread

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Scone

[skoon, skohn]
noun
1.
a village in central Scotland: site of coronation of Scottish kings until 1651.
2.
Stone of, a stone, formerly at Scone, Scotland, upon which Scottish kings sat at coronation, now placed beneath the coronation chair in Westminster Abbey.
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scone
 
n
1.  a light plain doughy cake made from flour with very little fat, cooked in an oven or (esp originally) on a griddle, usually split open and buttered
2.  (Austral) a slang word for head
 
adj
3.  slang (Austral)
 a.  angry
 b.  insane
 
[C16: Scottish, perhaps from Middle Low German schonbrot, Middle Dutch schoonbrot fine bread]

Scone (skuːn)
 
n
a parish in Perth and Kinross, E Scotland, consisting of the two villages of New Scone and Old Scone, formerly the site of the Pictish capital and the stone upon which medieval Scottish kings were crowned. The stone was removed to Westminster Abbey by Edward I in 1296; it was returned to Scotland in 1996 and placed in Edinburgh Castle. Scone Palace was rebuilt in the Neo-Gothic style in the 19th century

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scone
"thin, flat cake," 1513, Scottish, probably from Du. schoon "bread," in schoon brood "fine bread," from M.Du. schoonbroot, from schoon, scone "bright, beautiful" (see sheen) + broot (see bread).
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Example sentences
Oats and maple also pair nicely in scones, cookies or even beer.
Former bordello now has four rooms with private baths, and a bakery that turns
  out scones and muffins.
Sit in the tea room or outside for a pot of tea with scones, or order a meat
  pie and baked beans.
The kitchen makes its breads, scones, pasta and ice cream from scratch.
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