Ramekin Definition

rămĭ-kĭn
ramekins
noun
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Such a baking dish.
Webster's New World
A food mixture, specif. one made of bread crumbs, cheese, and eggs, baked in individual baking dishes.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Ramekin

Noun

Singular:
ramekin
Plural:
ramekins

Origin of Ramekin

  • 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

  • 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

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