quiche

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French quiche, from Lorraine Rhine Franconian Küeche (cake), from Middle High German kuoche (German Kuchen, English kuchen), from Old High German kuocho, kuohho, from Proto-Germanic *kōkô (English cookie), from Proto-Indo-European *gog- (ball-shaped object), whence also English cake (via Proto-Germanic *kakǭ (cake)). Compare Persian کوکو (Kuku, quiche). More at cake.

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quiche (countable and uncountable, plural quiches)

  1. A pie made primarily of eggs and cream in a pastry crust. Other ingredients such as chopped meat or vegetables are often added to the eggs before the quiche is baked.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Lorraine Rhine Franconian Küeche, from Middle High German kuoche, from Old High German kuocho, kuohho, from Proto-Germanic *kōkô, from Proto-Indo-European *gog (ball-shaped object). First attested in French in 1805. More at cake.

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Noun[edit]

quiche f (plural quiches)

  1. quiche

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French quiche.

Noun[edit]

quiche f or m (in variation) (plural quiches)

  1. quiche (pie made of eggs and cream)

Usage notes[edit]

In Portugal quiche is mostly used as a feminine noun whereas Brazil shows a more mixed m/f usage[1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helena Figueira (accessed October 29, 2015), “Dúvida Linguística: género de quiche”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French quiche.

Noun[edit]

quiche m, f (plural quiches)

  1. quiche (pie made from eggs)

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