From Old English bannuc, Gaelic bannach.
bannock (usually uncountable, plural bannocks)
- (especially Scotland, Northern England) An unleavened bread made with barley, wheat, or oatmeal.
- (Canada) A biscuit bread made of wheat flour or cornmeal, fat, and sometimes baking powder, typically baked over a fire, wrapped around a stick or in a pan.
1941, Emily Carr, chapter 8, in Klee Wyck:
“The boats are coming!” The cry rang through the village. Women left their bannock-baking, their basketweaving and hurried to the shore.
- 2007, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Turtle Valley, Vintage Canada, →ISBN, p. 54,
- My father’s bannock was nothing but lard, flour, salt, and baking powder patted into big rounds and cooked on sticks over a campfire.
Indigenous Canadian breads
- frybread, dog bread (US terms for specific breads which would all be called bannock in Canada)