abernethy biscuit


abernethy biscuit
\\ˈabə(r)ˌnēthē-, -ne-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
Etymology: probably after John Abernethy died 1831 English surgeon who treated maladies by diet
: a hard biscuit containing caraway seeds

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Abernethy biscuit /ab-ər-nethˈi bisˈkit, also -nēˈthi, also abˈ/
noun
A hard biscuit, appar orig with caraway seeds
ORIGIN: Poss after Dr John Abernethy (1764–1831) who was interested in diet

Useful english dictionary. 2012.