There are 2 main definitions of scone in English:


Syllabification: scone
Pronunciation: /skōn
, skän


A small unsweetened or lightly sweetened biscuitlike cake made from flour, fat, and milk and sometimes having added fruit.
More example sentences
  • But what I also found tantilisingly awaiting me behind the counter was a stack of freshly baked Russian tea cakes and lemon scones, both of which I purchased and consumed in startling quantities.
  • These are accompanied by all manner of sandwiches, scones and cakes piled onto tiered stands.
  • Diane made some scones and there was fruit and such.


early 16th century (originally Scots): perhaps from Middle Dutch schoon(broot) 'fine (bread)'.

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Entry from British & World English dictionary

An ancient Scottish settlement to the north of Perth, where the kings of medieval Scotland were crowned on the Stone of Destiny.

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