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nounEnglish Regional, Cornwall
Any of various types of dough cake made with flour or meal mixed with fat, especially a sweet cake containing currants.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Magazine and British Register. From Cornish fūgan, of uncertain origin, perhaps originally from the same base as oggy (although this poses phonological problems), or perhaps from foge hearth + -an, suffix forming nouns.
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