Ramekin meaning

rămĭ-kĭn
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A small ceramic bowl used for baking and serving.
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A dish made with cheese, eggs, and bread crumbs or unsweetened puff pastry, baked and served in such a bowl.
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A food mixture, specif. one made of bread crumbs, cheese, and eggs, baked in individual baking dishes.
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Such a baking dish.
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(cooking) A small glass or earthenware dish, often white and circular, in which food is baked and served.
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Origin of ramekin

  • French ramequin perhaps from Dutch dialectal rammeken toasted bread or from Low German ramken diminutive of ram cream (from Middle Low German rōme)

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

  • From French ramequin, either from dialectical Middle Dutch rammeken (“cheese dish") or from Middle Low German ramken (“cream"), diminutive of ram (“cream"), from rōme, akin to Old English rÄ“am (“cream"), German Rahm (“cream"). More at ream.

    From Wiktionary