Translation of biscuit in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈbɪskɪt/


  • 1 countable/numerable [Cookery/Cocina] 1.1 (American English/inglés norteamericano) bollo (masculine), panecillo (masculine), bísquet (masculine) (Mexico/México) 1.2 (British English/inglés británico) (cookie, cracker) galleta (feminine), galletita (feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) to take the biscuit (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] ser* el colmo or el acabóse [colloquial/familiar] I thought she was lazy, but you take the biscuit! ¡yo pensaba que ella era vaga pero tú te llevas la palma! 1.3 (for dog) galleta (feminine)
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    • The boiling and frying technique remained in use in the Middle Ages for making cracknels, which were small, crisp, sweet biscuits.
    • Instead of high-fat foods like chocolate, biscuits, cakes and crisps, try healthier alternatives such as fresh fruit, crusty bread or crackers.
    • The Salvation Army says it would welcome any food that would keep, such as chocolates, sweets, biscuits, mince pies and selection boxes.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (porcelain, earthenware) bizcocho (masculine), biscuit (masculine)
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    • She says that at present, students are able to learn, experiment and practice with the preparation of clay and hand-making techniques for biscuit and glaze firing.
    • At first his slip painting on biscuit porcelain simply peeled off.
    • This biscuit porcelain example, with its marbled black surround bearing its identifying label, came from the collection of a German princely family.

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