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a flat cake made of oatmeal, barley meal, etc., usually baked on a griddle.
a member of a North American Indian people formerly of Idaho and Wyoming who merged with the Shoshone in the 19th century, now living primarily in southeastern Idaho.
the language of the Bannock, belonging to the Shoshonean group of Uto-Aztecan languages.
Contemporary Examples

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is calling their $60 million turnout operation “the bannock Street Project.”
The DNC Knows Everything About You Patricia Murphy August 21, 2014

Three days later, the 66-year-old bannock expired of congestive heart failure and complications from diabetes.
Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride Jason Berry May 15, 2014

Historical Examples

She said: “I will have half of the bannock with your blessing, mother.”
Stories to Read or Tell from Fairy Tales and Folklore Laure Claire Foucher

A Januar’ haddock, a Februar’ bannock, and a March pint o’ ale.
The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop

I hired a cook, for his board and passage, and returned to bannock without accident.
Then and Now Robert Vaughn

Some is over at bannock’s woods and the other near Townley church.
Young Captain Jack Horatio Alger and Arthur M. Winfield

Mary Muskrat was one of the bannock girls in the mission school.
Trail Tales James David Gillilan

He stopped and asked for a cup of milk and a bit of bannock.
Norman Vallery W.H.G. Kingston

Them banks is as soft as an Injun bannock half baked; and there ain’t no foothold for hosses.
A Lieutenant at Eighteen Oliver Optic

Do you know about the spoiled pork and bannock and mosquitoes?
On the Edge of the Arctic Harry Lincoln Sayler

a round flat unsweetened cake originating in Scotland, made from oatmeal or barley and baked on a griddle

“thick flat cake,” Old English bannuc “a bit, small piece,” from Gaelic bannach “a cake,” perhaps a loan from Latin panicium, from panis “bread” (see food).


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