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nounEnglish Regional, Northern
A kind of leavened bread or cake made from oatmeal, the dough for which is often riddled or shaken to make it expand before baking.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Ray (1627–1705), naturalist and theologian. From riddle + cake. With the semantic motivation of the first element, compare discussion at riddle bread.
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