scruncheon

scruncheon

(ˈskrʌntʃən) or

scrunchion

n
(Cookery) Canadian (in Newfoundland) a small crisp piece of fried pork fat
[origin unknown]
References in periodicals archive ?
For example, Margaret O'Brien's Star's Island (2010) features a Newfoundland pony (Star) and a seagull (Cordell), Nancy Keating and Laurel Keating's Find Scruncheon and Touton: All Around Newfoundland (2011) centres on a Newfoundland dog (Scruncheon) and a Labrador retriever (Touton), and Gina Noordhof's A Puffin Playing by the Sea (2014), a charming reworking of "The Twelve Days of Christmas," showcases several of the province's animals, as well as other aspects of our heritage.