Scone

/skoohn, skohn/, n.
1. a village in central Scotland: site of coronation of Scottish kings until 1651.
2. Stone of, a stone, formerly at Scone, Scotland, upon which Scottish kings sat at coronation, now placed beneath the coronation chair in Westminster Abbey.

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      town, eastern New South Wales, Australia, in the upper Hunter River valley. Gazetted in 1837 as the village of Invermein, it was renamed for Scone, Scot., and was proclaimed a municipality in 1888. It lies along the New England Highway and the main northern rail line, 80 miles (130 km) northwest of Newcastle. Scone is a market centre for a district producing sheep, cattle, racehorses, walnuts, and vegetables. Scone is also the area headquarters of soil and water conservation authorities, and Glenbawn Dam and reservoir (and an associated national park) are nearby. A local curiosity is Mount Wingen, or Burning Mountain (1,800 feet [550 metres]); a cleft in its side emits smoke from an underground coal seam that has been smoldering for centuries. Pop. (2006) 5,079.

 village, Perth and Kinross council area, historic county of Perthshire, Scotland. It lies near the River Tay just north of Perth. Old Scone was traditionally the capital of a Pictish kingdom, succeeding Forteviot in the 8th century. Kenneth MacAlpin (Kenneth I), first king of the united Scots and Picts, is believed to have brought the Stone of Scone (Scone, Stone of)—the Stone of Destiny, on which all Scottish kings were crowned—from Dunstaffnage Castle to Scone in the 9th century. Scone remained the normal place of the coronation of Scottish kings until the 15th century. Scone was also an early religious centre; a Culdee (Celtic) foundation there was superseded in 1120 by an Augustinian monastery until the latter was sacked and burned during the Reformation. Today a mansion called the Scone Palace (1803–08) occupies the site of the former monastery. The village of Old Scone was removed to allow a park to be laid out around the new palace, and the village of New Scone was built nearby. Pop. (2001) New Scone, 4,430.

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  • Scone — can represent several things:Food* Scone (bread), the food item * Drop scone, British word for a small pancakePeople*Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone (born 1948), Labour member of the House of Lords *Robert of Scone (died 1159), 12th… …   Wikipedia

  • Scone —    SCONE, a parish, in the county of Perth, 2 miles (N.) from Perth; containing 2422 inhabitants, of whom 1364 are in the village of New Scone, and 56 in that of Old Scone. This place is supposed to have derived its name, signifying in the… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • scone — [ skon ] n. m. • 1946; mot angl. ♦ Petit pain mollet d origine anglaise, qui se mange avec le thé. Des scones et des muffins. ● scone nom masculin (anglais scone) Petit pain brioché, servi avec le thé. (Spécialité anglaise.) scone [skon] n. m.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Scone — Scone, n. A cake, thinner than a bannock, made of wheat or barley or oat meal. [Written variously, {scon}, {skone}, {skon}, etc.] [Scot.] Burns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scone — Scone, the Stone of →↑Stone of Scone, the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scone — thin, flat cake, 1510s, Scottish, probably shortened from Du. schoon brood fine bread, from M.Du. schoonbroot, from schoon, scone bright, beautiful (see SHEEN (Cf. sheen)) + broot (see BREAD (Cf. bread)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scone — |scóne| s. m. [Culinária] Pequeno bolo de massa fofa, à base de farinha, leite e ovos, de origem inglesa.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • scone — is mostly pronounced skon in BrE, but skohn is also heard, especially in southern England, and is the dominant pronunciation in AmE. Scone, a village in central Scotland which was the site of a palace where the kings of Scotland were crowned, is… …   Modern English usage

  • Scone — [sko͞on, skōn] village in E Scotland northeast of Perth: site of an abbey that contained the stone (Stone of Scone) on which Scottish kings before 1296 were crowned: removed by Edward I and placed under the coronation chair at Westminster Abbey,… …   English World dictionary

  • Scone — Scone, kleiner Ort unweit des Tay in der schottischen Grafschaft Perth, 1/2 Stunde von der Stadt Perth (s.d. 2) entfernt, sonst Krönungsort der schottischen Könige; Trümmer von Macbeths Schloß …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • scone — [skɔn, skəun US skoun, ska:n] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Dutch schoonbrood fine white bread , from schoon clean + brood bread ] a small round cake, sometimes containing dried fruit, which is usually eaten with butter ▪ tea and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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