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)'.
Entry from British & World English dictionary