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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).]


(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]


(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.
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To meet the deadline, Edward's troops marched north along the old Roman road, covering 80 miles in seven days, before crossing the Bannock Burn on Sunday evening, June 23.
She was here every Wednesday, rain or shine, she never missed a day, she would come in with warm bannock she had made.
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Happily, Johnston can look nearer home today for a worthwhile return when Bannock, one of three runners from the stable, has every chance of collecting the totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar.
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For those not fully knowledgeable about Aboriginal cuisine, bannock is a type of Indian fried bread; Golden brown, tasty, and hot, just like a lot of Native actors, I suppose.
The flatbread is bannock, a traditional Indian bread that is a taste of home for the people he would be meeting.