There are 2 definitions of quiche in English:

quiche

Syllabification: quiche
Pronunciation: /kēSH
 
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noun

  • A baked flan or tart with a savory filling thickened with eggs.
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    • There are also soups, pizzas, salads, quiches, pasta and some desserts.
    • Ayrshire bacon is not only the best for breakfast, it is also good in sandwiches, quiches, pasta, salads and stews.
    • For oven meals all you need are casserole dishes in a few sizes, a roaster, some pie plates for meat pies and quiches, and pizza pans.

Origin

French, from Alsatian dialect Küchen; related to German Kuchen 'cake'.

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There are 2 definitions of quiche in English:

Quiché

Syllabification: Qui·ché
Pronunciation: /kēˈCHā
 
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noun (plural same or Quichés)

  • 1A member of a people inhabiting the western highlands of Guatemala.
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    • A Spanish priest, Francisco Ximénez, translated the rarest and most sacred book of the Quiché, the Popol Vuh, in 1680.
    • He led an expedition into Maya country, allying with the Cakchiquel against the Quiché and then turning on them in campaigns whose savagery even fellow conquistadores found remarkable.
  • 2The Mayan language of the Quiché.
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    • He did mention, however, that one of his major inspirations is the Popol Vuh, a sacred manuscript of mythic stories written in Quiché (a Guatemalan Mayan language) shortly after the Conquest.
    • There are twenty-one Mayan languages spoken in Guatemala, the principal ones being Quiché, Cakchiquel, Kekchí, and Mam.
    • The most widely spoken are Mam, Quiché, Kekchí, and Cakchiquel.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Quiché or their language.
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    • According to Quiché legend, for example, the first four humans were made of a corn paste into which the Heart of Heaven breathed life.
    • One of the latter was a visiting Quiché Maya linguist from Guatemala.

Origin

the name in Quiché.

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