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Definition of "scone" [scone]

  • A small, rich, biscuitlike pastry or quick bread, sometimes baked on a griddle. (noun)
  • Utah Yeast bread dough, deep-fried and served with honey and butter or with a savory filling. (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 "scone" in a sentence
  • "Inviting someone over for a cup of tea and a scone is a great motivation to getting something done in a reasonable amount of time."
  • "The origin of the name 'scone' is just as unclear as where it came from."
  • "The traditional method for making a scone is to cut cold butter into a flour mixture, much like making biscuits or pie crust."