Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

ABER HEART CAKE. In traditional belief, a cure for a voracious appetite. Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
“Heart cake” (molten lead, poured into water).

[See Aber, 1 (4), and further in Jak. and in Spence Sh. Folk-Lore 156.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Aber heart cake ". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 17 Oct 2018 <>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
Browse Down