battercake vs pancake what difference

what is difference between battercake and pancake

English

Etymology

batter +‎ cake

Noun

battercake (plural battercakes)

  1. A flat type of cake similar to a pancake.


English

Etymology

From Middle English pancake, equivalent to pan +‎ cake. The juggling sense is by analogy with a pancake being tossed in a pan.

Compare Saterland Frisian Ponkouke, Ponkuuke (pancake), West Frisian pankoek (pancake), Dutch pannenkoek (pancake), German Low German Pannkook (pancake), German Pfannkuchen (pancake).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpʰæn.keɪk/, /ˈpʰæŋ.keɪk/

Noun

pancake (plural pancakes)

  1. A thin batter cake fried in a pan or on a griddle in oil or butter.
  2. A U.S. style thicker batter cake fried in a pan.
  3. (theater) A kind of makeup, consisting of a thick layer of a compressed powder.
  4. (juggling) A type of throw, usually with a ring where the prop is thrown in such a way that it rotates round an axis of the diameter of the prop.
  5. Anything very thin and flat.
    • 2004, William H. Cropper, Great Physicists
      Most of the electrons would pass through the hadron pancake with no interaction, but a few would collide []
  6. Composite leather made of scraps, glue and board, by extension of (4), material originally used for insoles, but later used also for heels and even soles.
    • 1903, Davis Rich Dewey, Twelfth Census of the United States: Special report: Employees and Wages p. 1200
      &hellip in the poorer grades the heel is made of scrap leather and leather board or pulp, finished with a solid leather top lift. The composite material, called pancake, is made by an operative, usually a girl, called a pancake-maker; it is used sometimes for soles as well as heels.
  7. (film, slang) A box on which an actor stands to make them appear taller.
  8. (volleyball) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Synonyms

  • (thin fried batter cake): crêpe/crepe, flapjack, griddle cake, hotcake, pikelet

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

pancake (third-person singular simple present pancakes, present participle pancaking, simple past and past participle pancaked)

  1. (intransitive) To make a pancake landing.
  2. (construction, demolition) To collapse one floor after another.
  3. (transitive) To flatten violently.

See also

  • blintz
  • okonomiyaki
  • Pan-Cake
  • waffle

Anagrams

  • cakepan

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pan.kɛk/

Noun

pancake m (plural pancakes)

  1. pancake

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • ponkake, pankake, panne cake

Etymology

From panne (pan) +‎ cake.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpankaːk(ə)/

Noun

pancake

  1. pancake (kind of fried cake)

Descendants

  • English: pancake
  • Scots: pancake

References

  • “panne-cāke, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-05.

Portuguese

Noun

pancake f (plural pancakes)

  1. Dated form of panqueca.

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