biscuit

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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La Nourrice biscuit (4) after Louis Boizot.

biscuit (plural biscuits)

  1. (UK) A cookie (small, flat, baked cake which is either crisp or soft but firm).
  2. (UK) A cracker.
    cheese and biscuits
  3. (chiefly North America) A small bread usually made with baking soda, similar in texture to a scone, but usually not sweet.
  4. A form of unglazed earthenware.
  5. (nautical) The "bread" formerly supplied to naval ships, which was made with very little water, kneaded into flat cakes, and slowly baked, and which often became infested with weevils.
  6. A light brown colour.
    biscuit colour:    
  7. (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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  • In British usage, a biscuit is distinct from a cake; the former is generally hard but becomes soft when stale, whereas the latter is generally soft but becomes hard when stale.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old French bescuit, from bis- +‎ cuit.

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biscuit m (plural biscuits)

  1. biscuit

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Italian[edit]

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French

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biscuit m (invariable)

  1. biscuit (white earthenware)
  2. wafer (for ice cream)

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