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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Noun[edit]

La Nourrice biscuit (4) after Louis Boizot.

biscuit (plural biscuits)

  1. A cookie.
  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; made with very little water, kneaded into flat cakes and slowly baked; often 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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Usage notes[edit]

  • 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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Noun[edit]

biscuit m (plural biscuits)

  1. biscuit

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Italian[edit]

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French

Noun[edit]

biscuit m (invariable)

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

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