meaning of biscuit

biscuit meaning in General Dictionary

A kind of unraised loaves of bread of numerous types ordinary sweet or fancy-formed into flat desserts and bakes hard as ship biscuit

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  • small circular breads leavened with baking-powder or soft drink
  • any of various small level sweet desserts (`biscuit' may be the Uk term)
  • some sort of unraised loaves of bread, of many varieties, ordinary, nice, or elegant, formed into level cakes, and bakes difficult; since, ship biscuit.
  • a tiny loaf or cake of loaves of bread, raised and shortened, or made light with soda or cooking powder. Frequently several are baked in equivalent cooking pan, developing a sheet or card.
  • Earthen ware or porcelain which has undergone the very first cooking, before it is put through the glazing.
  • A species of white, unglazed porcelain, for which vases, numbers, and groups are formed in tiny.

biscuit meaning in Etymology Dictionary

respelled early 19c. from bisket (16c.), fundamentally (besquite, very early 14c.) from Old French bescuit (12c.), virtually "two times cooked;" altered under impact of cognate Old Italian biscotto, both from Medieval Latin biscoctum, from Latin (panis) bis coctus "(loaves of bread) twice-baked;" see bis- + cook (v.). U.S. sense of "soft bun" is taped from 1818.


biscuit meaning in Cooking Dictionary

A small tender, flaky quick breads, usually leavened with baking dust or making use of self-rising flour and it is often a savory (not sweet) hot breads served with dishes.

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  • 1. Someone serving of bread fashioned with flour, leavening and fat. 2. Describes a cracker or cookie in England.

biscuit - French to English

crispbread

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  • biscuit [Br.]
  • (dried out) cracker

biscuit meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A type of unraised loaves of bread, of several varieties, plain, sweet, or elegant, formed into flat cakes, and bakes hard; because, ship biscuit.

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  • (n.) A small loaf or dessert of loaves of bread, raised and shortened, or made light with soda or baking dust. Generally a number tend to be baked in the same pan, creating a sheet or card.
  • (n.) Earthen ware or porcelain which includes undergone initial cooking, prior to it being put through the glazing.
  • (n.) A species of white, unglazed porcelain, where vases, figures, and teams tend to be formed in miniature.

Sentence Examples with the word biscuit

Large quantities of dairy produce, wool and live stock are exported; and there are a number of flourishing industries in the town, including brewing, flourmilling, tanning and boot and biscuit manufacturing.

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