Meaning of “pancake” in the English Dictionary

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"pancake" in British English

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pancakenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpæn.keɪk/ us /ˈpæn.keɪk/

B2 UK a thin, flat, round cake made from a mixture of flour, milk, and egg, fried on both sides:

Do you want a sweet pancake or a savoury one?

B2 US a thin, flat, round cake made from flour, sugar, milk, and eggs, cooked in a pan and usually eaten with maple syrup for breakfast:

a stack of pancakes

(Definition of “pancake” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pancakenoun [ C ]

us /ˈpænˌkeɪk/ also flapjack, hot cake

a thin, flat, usually round cake made from a mixture of flour, milk, and egg that is fried on both sides and usually eaten for breakfast:

He poured the maple syrup on his stack of pancakes.

(Definition of “pancake” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)