Abernethy biscuit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably named after John Abernethy, English surgeon.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

Abernethy biscuit (plural Abernethy biscuits)

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

References[edit]

  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. ^ “Abernethy biscuit” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 3.