Meaning of shortcake

short•cake

Pronunciation: (shôrt'kāk"), [key]
— n.
  1. a cake made with a relatively large amount of butter or other shortening.
  2. a dessert made of short, sometimes sweetened, biscuit dough baked or split in layers, with a filling or topping of strawberries or other fruit.
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