Definition of pone in English:


(also corn pone, pone bread)


  • [mass noun] Unleavened maize bread in the form of flat oval cakes or loaves, originally as prepared with water by North American Indians and cooked in hot ashes:

    ‘she used to come into town weekly to sell her pone’
    • ‘Southerners preferred corn dodgers or pone and pork and clabber rather than Yankee beef.’
    • ‘Sweet bread, pone, conkies, and ah wicked cranberry bread with whole wheat flour and all the trappins of West Indian cooking.’
    • ‘Cooked, this innocent combination forms the superstructure for such savory staples we know as: mush, cornmeal fritters, hush puppies, pone and pudding, dodgers, relish, bread, sticks and stuffing.’
    • ‘The reference is to the celebrated corn pone; the binomial form is to be preferred, since pone by itself could sometimes refer to a bread made of something other than corn.’


Algonquian, bread.