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n. Chiefly Southern US

[From its being baked in hot ashes.]
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(Cookery) a cake or bread that contains cornmeal and is cooked in the embers of a fire
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Noun1.ashcake - corn bread wrapped in cabbage leaves and baked in hot ashes (southern)
cornbread - bread made primarily of cornmeal
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