Raclette meaning

rä-klĕt, ră-
A Swiss dish consisting of cheese melted and served on boiled potatoes or bread.
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A firm cheese used in making this dish.
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A Swiss dish of cheese melted before an open fire, scraped onto a plate, and served with boiled potatoes and small sour pickles.
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A dish, of Swiss origin, similar to a fondue, consisting of melted cheese traditionally served on boiled potatoes and accompanied with pickles.
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A firm cheese suitable for use in this dish.
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Origin of raclette

  • 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 rēd- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From French raclette, the diminutive form of racler

    From Wiktionary