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n. pl. Bannock or Ban·nocks
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting southeast Idaho and western Wyoming.
2. The variety of Northern Paiute spoken by the Bannock.


1. A flat, usually unleavened bread made of oatmeal or barley flour.
2. Northern US, especially New England Thin cornbread baked on a griddle.

[Middle English bannok, bread baked on the hearth or under ashes, from Old English bannuc, a kind of small cake or bread, of Brittonic origin; akin to Breton bannac'h, drop (of liquid), from banne, drop (Old English bannuc perhaps being so called because the batter or dough of the small cake was dropped or spooned onto the cooking surface; compare drop biscuit).]
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(Cookery) a round flat unsweetened cake originating in Scotland, made from oatmeal or barley and baked on a griddle
[Old English bannuc; of Celtic origin; compare Gaelic bannach, Cornish banna a drop, bit; perhaps related to Latin pānicium, from pānis bread]
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(ˈbæn ək)

n. Chiefly Scot.
a flat cake made of oatmeal, barley meal, etc., usu. baked on a griddle.
[before 1000; Middle English bannok, Old English bannuc morsel < British Celtic; compare Scottish Gaelic bannach]
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Noun1.bannock - a flat bread made of oat or barley flourbannock - a flat bread made of oat or barley flour; common in New England and Scotland
flatbread - any of various breads made from usually unleavened dough
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She lived twenty-nine years after his death, such active years until toward the end, that you never knew where she was unless you took hold of her, and though she was frail henceforth and ever growing frailer, her housekeeping again became famous, so that brides called as a matter of course to watch her ca'ming and sanding and stitching: there are old people still, one or two, to tell with wonder in their eyes how she could bake twenty-four bannocks in the hour, and not a chip in one of them.
Hill-food is very simple, but with buckwheat and Indian corn, and rice and red pepper, and little fish out of the stream in the valley, and honey from the flue-like hives built in the stone walls, and dried apricots, and turmeric, and wild ginger, and bannocks of flour, a devout woman can make good things, and it was a full bowl that the priest carried to the Bhagat.
It gives what it hath, and all it hath, but its own majesty can lend a better grace to bannocks and fair water than belong to city feasts.
I have just emptied the last grains of meal out of the chest, and baked a bannock; but it won't last over to-morrow.'
LOAD OF BANNOCKS Cast and crew give it some attitude.
I can't believe I've never done a recipe for bannocks in this column.
Much of the material is sourced from interviews with Joe Medicine Crow and other Crow historians and covers altercations with the Cheyenne, Sioux, Flatheads, Nez Perce, Shoshoni and Bannocks during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Catherine Brown, author of history book Broths to Bannocks, says the earliest reference to haggis is in Gervase Markham's The English Hus-wife.
To give the gift of time is as easy as frying up a dozen bannocks, bagging them, tying them with ribbon and including, maybe, a basket of different teas.
It is agreed that whenever the Bannocks desire a reservation to be set apart for their use, or whenever the President of the United States shall deem it advisable for them to be put upon a reservation, he shall cause a suitable one to be selected for them in their present country, which shall embrace reasonable portions of the "Port neuf" and "Kansas Prairie" countries.
The recipe for Bannock states that it originated in the "north country." I am not sure where the author is referring to, but here is the history and recipe of Bannocks as we know it.