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Scone an ancient Scottish settlement to the north of Perth, believed to be on the site of the capital of the Picts, where the kings of medieval Scotland were crowned on the Stone of Scone.


views updated May 21 2018

scone A variety of tea cake originally made from white flour or barley meal and sour milk or buttermilk in Scone, Scotland; baked on a griddle and cut in quarters. A drop scone is a small pancake made by dropping spoonfuls of batter on to a griddle.


views updated Jun 08 2018

scone / skōn; skän/ • n. a small unsweetened or lightly sweetened biscuitlike cake made from flour, fat, milk, and sometimes fruit.


views updated May 18 2018

scone round cake of wheat or barley meal baked on a griddle, quadrant-shaped section of this. XVI (scon). orig. Sc., perh. shortening of MLG. schonbrot, MDu. schoonbrot ‘fine bread’.