Raclette being poured onto potatoes.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Fr from racler, to scrape from Vulgar Latin an unverified form rasclare (for an unverified form rasiculare) from Classical Latin rasus, a scraping, origin, originally , past participle of radere: see rat
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- A Swiss dish consisting of cheese melted and served on boiled potatoes or bread.
- A firm cheese used in making this dish.
Origin: French, from racler, to rake, scrape, from Provençal rasclar, to rake, from Old Provençal, from Vulgar Latin *rāsculāre, from *rāsculum, diminutive of Latin rāstrum, rake; see rēd- in Indo-European roots.