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Definition of "johnnycake" []

  • New England & Upper Midwest Cornmeal bread usually shaped into a flat cake and baked or fried on a griddle. Also called regionally ashcake, batter bread, battercake, corn cake, cornpone, hoecake, journey cake, pone, Shawnee cake. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "johnnycake" in a sentence
  • "They taught colonists to make a corn batter which, when cooked on a rock griddle or wooden board, became the flat bread known as johnnycake or journey cake for its rock-hard texture and inability to spoil."
  • "In that case, it's much like johnnycake, which is a moist cornbread served with syrup, usually - in my case - for supper."
  • "The meals were heavy on johnnycake and meat, with garden produce in season; everything eaten was grown on the property."
Words like "johnnycake"
shawnee cake
New England cornbread
ashcake battercake