There are 2 main definitions of quiche in English:


Syllabification: quiche
Pronunciation: /kēSH


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.


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

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There are 2 main definitions of quiche in English:


Syllabification: Qui·ché
Pronunciation: /kēˈCHā

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.


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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.


the name in Quiché.

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