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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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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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