Definition of corn pone in English:

corn pone

noun

mass nounNorth American
  • Unleavened maize bread.

    • ‘Sometimes maize is used for making what are called corn pones, which well illustrate the difference between bread made of wheat and bread made of a flour containing no gluten.’
    • ‘Not having access to communion wine or wheat wafers, the Fundies at first substituted corn pones and moonshine - and one must admit that moonshine definitely has a whole lot more ‘presence’ than unfermented grape juice.’
    • ‘Sour, pickled foods were strongly Germanic, but cornbreads, corn dodgers, corn pones and many others came from the south.’
    • ‘You will need a metal surface for cooking the corn pones.’
    • ‘And, like Twain, people fond of corn pone remember it with specificity.’
    • ‘My mother used to make corn pones, and also Johnny Cakes.’
    • ‘Johnny cake, corn pones, hoe cakes, hush puppies, and hawg'n'hominy (a mixture of hulled dry corn cooked with salt pork) are just a few examples.’
    • ‘She'd feed Gypsy cold corn pones and they'd run a mile or so to the creek to play.’
    • ‘We stop off for a drink of water and a bite of corn pone in the kitchen of Hannah Ingram.’
    • ‘Extremely popular in the southern United States, corn pone is an eggless cornbread that is shaped into small ovals and fried or baked.’
    • ‘As leavenings were not always available to the settlers, corn pone must have been a very convenient and reasonable bread source.’
    • ‘A frugal supper of bacon, cooked Indian fashion on sticks hung over the coals, coffee and corn pones, was eaten with appetites sharpened by the keen air.’
    • ‘I think Kevin and I together joked once - over corn pones & mountain dew no doubt - that a sign of aging is increased interest in alt-country & world music.’
    • ‘When corn bread, light bread or corn pones were baked, they were put in the Dutch oven with coals under and over on the heavy lid with a rim about one or two inches high to hold the coals.’
    • ‘To present them at school in a unique, but truly Indian style, make corn pone this way as the Sioux sometimes did, just make sure you double or triple the recipe to have enough batter.’

adjective

North American
informal
  • Rustic; unsophisticated.

    ‘country music and corn-pone humor’
    • ‘He must restrict himself to corn-pone opinions - at least on the surface.’
    • ‘Broadly speaking, there are none but corn-pone opinions.’

Pronunciation

corn pone