hoecake definition

  • noun:
    • Chiefly Southern U.S. See johnnycake. See Local Note at johnnycake.
    • A type of cornbread or cornmeal dessert, made of liquid and salt. It had been initially baked prior to the fire or perhaps in the ashes on a hoe, now it is fried in preparing oil in a skillet.
    • A cake of Indian-meal, water, and sodium, baked prior to the fire or in the ashes; -- so called because usually cooked on a hoe.
    • Coarse breads, usually in the shape of a thin dessert, made from Indian-meal, water, and salt: originally that prepared regarding broad, thin blade of a cotton-field hoe.
    • thin typically unleavened johnnycake manufactured from cornmeal; originally baked on the blade of a hoe over an open fire (south)

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