Definition of raclette in English:

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raclette

Pronunciation: /raˈklet/ Pronunciation: /rä-/

noun

A Swiss dish of melted cheese, typically eaten with potatoes.
Example sentences
  • In the realm of cheese cookery fondue and raclette are well known internationally.
  • The restaurant in our bunkhouse even dishes up those old Swiss favourites raclette and fondue.
  • In the French Alps the author luxuriates in the pleasures of skiing and food, filing the pages with rich detail like the one about raclette, a cheese you melt and pour over sliced potatoes and ham.

Origin

French, literally 'small scraper', referring to the practice of holding the cheese over the heat and scraping it onto a plate as it melts.

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Syllabification: ra·clette

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