Welsh rabbit
noun Date: 1725 melted often seasoned cheese poured over toast or crackers

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  • Welsh rabbit — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Welsh. Le Welsh, Welsh rabbit ou Welsh rarebit est un plat d origine britannique fait à base de cheddar (originellement du fromage de Chester mais très difficile à trouver) fondu dans de la bière (de préférence… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Welsh rabbit — Rabbit Rab bit (r[a^]b b[i^]t), n. [OE. rabet, akin to OD. robbe, robbeken.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any of the smaller species of the genus Lepus, especially the common European species ({Lepus cuniculus}), which is often kept as a pet, and has been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welsh rabbit — Welsh Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger, foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael; akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w[ a]lsch or welsch, Celtic, Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welsh rabbit — (engl., spr. welsch räbbĭt), geröstete Brotschnitte mit darauf geschmolzenem Käse, Butter, Gewürz …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Welsh rabbit — the dish of cheese on toast, has no obvious connection with the Welsh or with rabbits, but has been known in this form since the early 18c (and is the name used in Mrs Glasse s The Art of Cookery in 1747). Its origin is obscure, as is the… …   Modern English usage

  • Welsh rabbit — n. [orig. a humorous usage] a dish consisting of melted cheese, often mixed with ale or beer, served on crackers or toast: also, through faulty etymologizing, Welsh rarebit …   English World dictionary

  • Welsh rabbit — (engl., »Walliser Kaninchen«, scherzhaft korrumpiert aus rarebit, »Leckerbissen«), mit in Bier aufgeweichtem Käse übergossene geröstete Brotschnitte, besonders als Nachtisch genossen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Welsh rabbit — [18] Despite the proverbial liking of the Welsh for cheese, there is no known connection between Wales and the Welsh rabbit; it is thought the epithet may reflect an earlier humorous use of Welsh for inferior things or substitutes for the real… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • Welsh rabbit — [18] Despite the proverbial liking of the Welsh for cheese, there is no known connection between Wales and the Welsh rabbit; it is thought the epithet may reflect an earlier humorous use of Welsh for inferior things or substitutes for the real… …   Word origins

  • Welsh Rabbit — Welsh|rab|bit [ wɛlʃ ræbɪt; engl., eigtl. = walisisches Kaninchen, viell. nach der Form], Welsh|rare|bit [ wɛlʃ rɛəbɪt], der; s, s, (auch:) Welsh Rab|bit, Welsh Rare|bit, der; s, s [engl., eigtl. = Waliser Leckerbissen, 2. Bestandteil wohl… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Welsh Rabbit — Welsh Rab|bit 〈[wɛ̣lʃ ræ̣bıt] m.; Gen.: od. s, Pl.: s〉 = Welsh Rarebit …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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