corn pone

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or corn pone  (kôrn′pōn′)
n. Chiefly Southern & Midland US
adj. Informal
Folksy and homespun, as in manner or speech: a penchant for cornpone humor; cornpone political prose.

corn pone

1. (Cookery) Southern US corn bread, esp a plain type made with water. Sometimes shortened to: pone

corn′ pone`

Southern U.S.
corn bread, esp. of a plain kind.

Corn pone

Cornbread made without milk or eggs, and usually shaped into small patties and fried.
References in classic literature ?
When the last crisp slice of bacon was gone, and the last allowance of corn pone devoured, the boys stretched themselves out on the grass, filled with contentment.
Thus, an item as innocuous and commonplace as corn pone became a signifier of social class.
The food being supplied includes chicken wings (South America), corn pone (Jamaica), onion bhaji (India), fried dumplings (Caribbean), and Danish pastry (Denmark).
Kirschner: To put up with the classical music but demand that the fried possum and corn pone for dinner will have to go.