- The definition of a pone is a small loaf or cake made of corn.
An example of a pone is a tiny oval loaf of cornbread.
pone definition by Webster's New World
- corn bread in the form of small, oval loaves
- such a loaf or cake
Origin: Virginia Algonquian poan, appoans, apones
Origin: ; from Classical Latin pone, imperative of ponere, to place: see position
pone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Chiefly Southern U.S.
Origin: Virginia Algonquian poan, appoans, cornbread.Regional Note: A staple of the early American colonies from New England southward to Virginia was pone, a bread made by Native Americans from flat cakes of cornmeal dough baked in ashes. Pone is one of several Virginia Algonquian words (including hominy and tomahawk) borrowed into the English of the Atlantic seaboard. The word pone, usually in the compound cornpone, is now used mainly in the South, where it means cakes of cornbread baked on a griddle or in hot ashes—as the Native Americans originally cooked it.