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Abernethy biscuit

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably named after John Abernethy, English surgeon.

PronunciationEdit

(US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.ɚˌni.θi/, /ˈæb.əˌnɛ.θi/, /ˈæb.ɚˌni.θi/, /ˈæb.əˌnɛ.θi/[1]

NounEdit

Abernethy biscuit (plural Abernethy biscuits)

  1. A form of digestive biscuit containing caraway seeds. [Mid 19th century.][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 2
  2. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3