Definition of pone in US English:


(also pone bread) (North American corn pone)


  • Unleavened cornbread in the form of flat oval cakes or loaves, originally as prepared with water by North American Indians and cooked in hot ashes.

    • ‘Southerners preferred corn dodgers or pone and pork and clabber rather than Yankee beef.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sweet bread, pone, conkies, and ah wicked cranberry bread with whole wheat flour and all the trappins of West Indian cooking.’


Algonquian, ‘bread’.