Biscuit
Biscuit Bis"cuit, n. [F. biscuit (cf. It. biscotto, Sp. bizcocho, Pg. biscouto), fr. L. bis twice + coctus, p. p. of coquere to cook, bake. See {Cook}, and cf. {Bisque} a kind of porcelain.] 1. A kind of unraised bread, of many varieties, plain, sweet, or fancy, formed into flat cakes, and bakes hard; as, ship biscuit. [1913 Webster]

According to military practice, the bread or biscuit of the Romans was twice prepared in the oven. --Gibbon. [1913 Webster]

2. A small loaf or cake of bread, raised and shortened, or made light with soda or baking powder. Usually a number are baked in the same pan, forming a sheet or card. [1913 Webster]

3. Earthen ware or porcelain which has undergone the first baking, before it is subjected to the glazing. [1913 Webster]

4. (Sculp.) A species of white, unglazed porcelain, in which vases, figures, and groups are formed in miniature. [1913 Webster]

{Meat biscuit}, an alimentary preparation consisting of matters extracted from meat by boiling, or of meat ground fine and combined with flour, so as to form biscuits. [1913 Webster]


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  • biscuit — [ biskɥi ] n. m. • bescuit 1175; de bis et cuit I ♦ 1 ♦ Au sing. Galette de farine de blé déshydratée, constituant autrefois un aliment de réserve pour l armée. Ration de biscuit. « un sac de biscuit » (Hugo). Loc. fam. S embarquer sans biscuit …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • biscuit — BISCUIT. subs. m. Pain auquel on a donné deux cuissons, et dont on fait provision pour les voyages sur mer. Biscuit frais. Vieux biscuit. Biscuit moisi. Faire du biscuit. Un baril, une tonne de biscuit. Une ration de biscuit. Tremper du biscuit.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • biscuit — Biscuit. s. m. Pain auquel on a donné deux cuissons, & dont on fait provision dans les embarquements. Biscuit frais. vieux biscuit. biscuit moisi. faire du biscuit. un barril, une tonne de biscuit. tremper du biscuit. casser du biscuit. On dit… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • biscuit — BISCUÍT, biscuiţi, s.m. 1. Produs alimentar bine deshidratat prin coacerea unui aluat de prăjitură în diferite forme (cerculeţe, pătrăţele, litere etc.). 2. Semifabricat de ceramică neglazurată, ars numai o dată şi folosit la fabricarea faianţei… …   Dicționar Român

  • Biscuit — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Biscuit (galicismo que en español significa bizcocho) o un bizcocho, es, en alfarería, el resultado de la primera cocción de la terracota, pero más a menudo se llama biscuit a ese mismo resultado, siempre que la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • biscuit — sustantivo masculino 1. Bizcocho. 2. Uso/registro: restringido. Porcelana: una figura de biscuit …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • biscuit — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a small, flat, crisp unleavened cake. 2) N. Amer. a small, soft round cake like a scone. 3) porcelain or other pottery which has been fired but not glazed. ● take the biscuit (or chiefly N. Amer. cake) Cf. ↑take the cake …   English terms dictionary

  • biscuit — [bis′kit] n. pl. biscuits or biscuit [ME bisquit, besquit < OFr bescuit (altered, under infl. of OIt biscotto) < ML biscoctum < (panis) bis coctus, (bread) twice baked < L bis, twice (see BINARY) + coctus, pp. of coquere,COOK] 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • Biscuit — Biscuit, s. Bisquit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • biscuit — /bi skyi/, it. /bi skwi/ s.m., fr. 1. (gastron.) [piccolo dolce di farina, zucchero e grassi, spesso con uova e aromatizzanti] ▶◀ [➨ biscotto (2)]. 2. (gastron.) [gelato semifluido che si serve in coppe] ▶◀ semifreddo. 3. (artist.) [porcellana… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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