Definition of biscuit in English:

biscuit

Syllabification: bis·cuit
Pronunciation: /ˈbiskit
 
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noun

  • 1North American A small, typically round cake of bread leavened with baking powder, baking soda, or sometimes yeast.
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    • Self-rising flour and cake and biscuit mixes have decreased the demand for baking soda as an important baking ingredient.
    • Still, a tradition is a tradition, so I'll be picking up a three-piece w / biscuit from the Turnpike rest stop Roy Rogers on my way home.
    • We all had eggs, bacon, potatoes, biscuit, and coffee.
  • 1.1British A cookie or cracker.
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    • The crème caramel with passion fruit went down well, as did the rhubarb fool, served with a delicious chewy biscuit which made the perfect tool for scooping up the tasty dish.
    • And on and on the conversation went until my two-year-old decided to offer the nice man a bite of her soggy, half-eaten biscuit.
    • Each child will receive a present and there will be coffee or mulled wine and mince pies for the grown-ups; a drink and biscuit for children.
  • 2 another term for bisque3. [as modifier]: biscuit ware
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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.
  • 3A light brown color.
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    • Colourings such as taupe, pavlova, biscuit and caraway are offset by elegant shades of caffeine, pewter, ash and, of course, coffee, charcoals and black.
    • Moss, chocolate, mink, charcoal, biscuit and olive dominated the white expanse of winter for Grachvogel, as jazz drifted from a grand piano on the catwalk.
    • Available in sizes S - 4X in black, midnight navy, smoke and biscuit.
  • 4A small flat piece of wood used to join two mortised planks together.
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    • Many carpenters have started using biscuits in the miter joints between trim pieces to lock the joint together and prevent future separation.
    • The table, made of maple and walnut, features curved legs, intricate dovetailed joints made by hand and dowels and biscuits to connect the various pieces.
    • Using thin wood wafers called biscuits can strengthen wood joints by providing more glue bonding area.

adjective

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  • Light brown in color.
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    • The yellow kitchen/breakfast room is quite spacious with fitted oak cupboards and biscuit coloured floor tiles.
    • The colour palette centres on white, beige and biscuit hues with flashes of mossy green, black, silver and grape.
    • The return sides of the radically sloping biscuit brick walls reconnect them to the scale of the five intervening terraces.

Derivatives

biscuity

adjective
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  • There are about a dozen curries to have inside your roti: The potato-chickpea one is full of toasty cardamom seeds and has a biscuity, savory, warm, mustard-tinged loveliness to it.
  • Made by the traditional method, similar to the one used in Champagne, but any biscuity layers or dried-fruit complexity have been swamped by the black-grape flavours - in this case, of raspberry purée.
  • It was a sticky, toffee-like, delicious, crunchy, biscuity, sticky in your teeth kind of affair with the sesame flavouring it with desirable nuttiness.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French bescuit, based on Latin bis 'twice' + coctus, past participle of coquere 'to cook' (so named because originally biscuits were cooked in a twofold process: first baked and then dried out in a slow oven so that they would keep).

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