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Related to hoecake: johnny cakes
n. Chiefly Southern US
[Possibly because it was sometimes baked on the blade of a hoe.]
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(Cookery) US a thin maize cake
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n. South Midland and Southern U.S.
an unleavened cake made with flour or cornmeal.
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A bread made of cornmeal and water. According to a variety of dictionaries and cookbooks, the name hoecake originated because in earlier days the bread was baked over an open fire on a hoe.
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|Noun||1.||hoecake - thin usually unleavened johnnycake made of cornmeal; originally baked on the blade of a hoe over an open fire (southern)|
johnny cake, johnnycake, journey cake - cornbread usually cooked pancake-style on a griddle (chiefly New England)
South - the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
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