biscuit
noun (plural biscuits; also biscuit) Etymology: Middle English bisquite, from Anglo-French besquit, from (pain) besquit twice-cooked bread Date: 14th century 1. a. any of various hard or crisp dry baked products: as (1) British cracker 4 (2) British cookie b. a small quick bread made from dough that has been rolled out and cut or dropped from a spoon 2. earthenware or porcelain after the first firing and before glazing 3. a. a light grayish-yellowish brown b. a grayish yellow • biscuity adjective

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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 — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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