Complete Definition of "hoecake"

English

Etymology
So called because the cake was often cooked on a hoe.

Noun
en-noun

  1. dated|Southern|_|US A type of cornbread or cornmeal cake, made of water and salt. It was originally baked before the fire or in the ashes on a hoe, now it is fried in cooking oil in a skillet.

Quotations
In Jean Fritz's children's book George Washington's Breakfast the protagonist finds out that George Washington may have eaten hoecakes for breakfast.

See also
Johnnycake

References
R:Webster 1913
cite book|authorMarjorie Kinnan Rawlings|titleCross Creek|year1948|idISBN 0684818795|page=219.

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