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Definition of pancake noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a thin, flat, round cake made from a mixture of flour, eggs, and milk that is fried on both sides, usually eaten hot for breakfast pancakes with maple syrup
  2. 2[uncountable] thick makeup for the face, used especially in the theater
  3. Idioms
    as flat as a pancake
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    completely flat The country around here is as flat as a pancake.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pancake