hoecake definition by Webster's New World
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a thin bread made of cornmeal, orig. baked on a hoe at the fire
hoecake definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Chiefly Southern U.S.
Origin: Possibly because it was sometimes baked on the blade of a hoe.