[gardeners] Pone

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 09 Apr 2001 12:43:07 -0500

Went out and looked it up. American Heritage Dictionary says it is Virginia
Algonquian for cornbread. The original is poan or appoans. Originally meant a
bread of cornmeal cooked on a griddle or in the ashes. Hominy and tomahawk are
two other Algonquian words adopted into American English. I'm sure there are
many other Indian words that we use every day and don't think about where they
came from.