Definition of bannock in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbanək/


A round, flat loaf, typically unleavened, associated with Scotland and northern England.
Example sentences
  • Special harvest breads were made and these too vary as one moves round the country, from the rich saffron breads of Cornwall to the bannocks of Scotland.
  • And then, with more tea and bannocks all round, they told him about the night the helicopter crashed.
  • In Scotland, the bannock was pre-eminently made with barley (or bere meal, bere being a primitive form of barley that does better in acid soils); in England, more often of oats.


Old English bannuc, of Celtic origin; related to Welsh ban, Breton bannac'h, banne, and Cornish banna 'a drop'.

Words that rhyme with bannock


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Syllabification: ban·nock

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