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biscuit (plural biscuits)
- (UK) A cookie (small, flat, baked cake which is either crisp or soft but firm).
- (UK) A cracker.
- cheese and biscuits
- (chiefly North America) A small bread usually made with baking soda, similar in texture to a scone, but usually not sweet.
- A form of unglazed earthenware.
- (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.
- A light brown colour.
- (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.
Terms derived from biscuit
cracker — see cracker
form of earthenware
light brown colour
woodworking: wafer to provide gluing surface
biscuit m (plural biscuits)
- “biscuit” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
biscuit m (invariable)