Biscuit vs Cornbread - What's the difference?

biscuit | cornbread |


As nouns the difference between biscuit and cornbread

is that biscuit is (lb) a cookie while cornbread is (us) bread made from cornmeal.

biscuit

Noun

(en noun)
  • (lb) A cookie .
  • (UK) A cracker.
  • cheese and biscuits
  • (chiefly, North America) A small bread usually made with baking soda, similar in texture to a scone, but usually not sweet.
  • A form of unglazed earthenware.
  • *
  • (nautical) The "bread" formerly supplied to naval ships, which was made with very little water, kneaded into flat cakes and slowly baked, and which often became infested with weevils.
  • A light brown colour.
  • (woodworking) A thin oval wafer of wood or other material inserted into mating slots on pieces of material to be joined to provide gluing surface and strength in shear.
  • Usage notes

    * In British usage, a (term) is distinct from a (term); the former is generally hard but becomes soft when stale, whereas the latter is generally soft but becomes hard when stale.

    Coordinate terms

    * (woodworking) dowel, glue strip, spline, finger joint

    Derived terms

    * Anzac biscuit * bickie * biscotto * biscuit firing * biscuit ware * bisque * bite the biscuit * digestive biscuit * dog biscuit * ratafia biscuit * sea biscuit * ship biscuit * soda biscuit * take the biscuit * water biscuit

    See also

    * cookie * cracknel * hardtack * macaroon * pilot bread * soda cracker * English words with different meanings in different locations ----

    cornbread

    English

    Noun

  • (US) Bread made from cornmeal.