Definition of Abernethy in English:

Abernethy

noun

  • More fully Abernethy biscuit. A hard biscuit flavoured with caraway seeds.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Polar Star. Probably from the name of John Abernethy, British surgeon, who is said to have developed the biscuit as an aid to digestion.

Pronunciation:

Abernethy

/ˌabəˈnɛθi//ˌabəˈniːθi/