bonnag (plural bonnags)
- (chiefly Isle of Man) A flat cake, sometimes made with dried fruit.
1899, Hall Caine, The Manxman: A Novel, page 13:
- Such were the doings in the big house down in the valley, while up in the thatched cottage behind the water-trough, on potatoes and herrings and barley bonnag, lived Bridget and her little Pete.
1913, Hall Caine, The woman thou gavest me: being the story of Mary O'Neill, page 16:
- […] being assigned to my Aunt Bridget, provided that I should henceforward live on the ground floor and eat oaten cake and barley bonnag and sleep alone in the cold room over the hall […]
- 2001, Trevor Kneale, Derek Croucher, The Isle of Man, page 96:
- These delicacies are widely exported and are also part of the Island's cuisine along with fresh fish, lobsters, Manx lamb, kippers and bonnag.
- 2009, Elena Scialtiel, Amandine: Amour. Glamour. On Tour, pages 90 and 433:
- The aroma of baking pastry beckoned from the confectionery next door. “I'd like to try some typical cake.” Amandine pleaded. Gudrad got her a bonnag, a sort of scone made with buttermilk.
- On the way she bought some bonnags at the corner bakery.
2012, Jeremy Hobson, Curious Country Customs, page 178:
- Traditionally, the boys of the Isle of Man would go from house to house carrying turnips or cabbages on sticks and hope to be rewarded with apples, bonnag (a tea plate-sized fruit cake), herring and possibly some sweets […]