Biscuit meaning

bĭskĭt
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The definition of a biscuit is a baked good made using flour, shortening, baking powder or soda and other ingredients.

An example of a biscuit is a buttermilk biscuit served with gravy.

An example of a biscuit in the UK is a sweet cracker served at tea time.

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A small cake of shortened bread leavened with baking powder or soda.
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A thin, often oblong, waferlike piece of wood, glued into slots to connect larger pieces of wood in a joint.
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A pale brown.
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Clay that has been fired once but not glazed.
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A crisp, unleavened wafer; cookie or cracker.
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Light brown; tan.
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Pottery or porcelain after the first firing and before glazing.
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(UK) A cracker.

Cheese and biscuits.

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(chiefly North America) A small bread usually made with baking soda, similar in texture to a scone, but usually not sweet.
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(nautical) The "bread" formerly supplied to naval ships; made with very little water, kneaded into flat cakes and slowly baked; often infested with weevils.
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A light brown colour.

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(woodworking) A thin oval wafer of wood or other material inserted into mating slots on pieces of material to be joined to provide gluing surface and strength in shear.
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Origin of biscuit

  • Middle English bisquit from Old French biscuit from Medieval Latin bis coctus Latin bis twice dwo- in Indo-European roots Latin coctus past participle of coquere to cook pekw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From bisket, from Old French bescuit (French: biscuit).

    From Wiktionary