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Line breaks: farl
Pronunciation: /fɑːl

Definition of farl in English:


A bread roll of Scottish origin made of oatmeal or flour, typically triangular in shape.
Example sentences
  • Fadge dough is prepared with mashed boiled potatoes and a little white flour and baked in rounds or farls on a pan or griddle.
  • From tomorrow, customers will be offered a ‘hearty Irish breakfast’ comprising bacon, eggs, pudding, sausages, tomatoes and potato farls.
  • They were not, as you might have assumed, worried about increasing the lifespan of the good people of the six counties, but that of the trusty soda farl - a staple of the Ulster fry for many a year.


late 17th century: from obsolete fardel 'quarter', contraction of fourth deal (i.e. deal1 in the earlier sense 'portion, share').

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