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Meaning of BISCUIT

Pronunciation:  'biskit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
  2. [n]  small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda

BISCUIT is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: cookie, cooky
 See Also: almond cookie, almond crescent, anise cookie, baking-powder biscuit, brownie, butter cookie, buttermilk biscuit, cake, chocolate chip cookie, dog biscuit, drop biscuit, fortune cookie, fruit bar, ginger nut, gingerbread man, gingersnap, granola bar, hardtack, ladyfinger, macaroon, molasses cookie, oatmeal cookie, oreo, oreo cookie, pilot biscuit, pilot bread, quick bread, raisin cookie, raisin-nut cookie, refrigerator cookie, rolled biscuit, sea biscuit, ship biscuit, soda biscuit, spice cookie, sugar cookie, tea biscuit, teacake, Toll House cookie, wafer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bis"cuit\, n. [F. biscuit (cf. It. biscotto, Sp.
bizcocho, Pg. biscouto), fr. L. bis twice + coctus, p. p. of
coquere to cook, bake. See {Cook}, and cf. {Bisque} a kind of
1. A kind of unraised bread, of many varieties, plain, sweet,
   or fancy, formed into flat cakes, and bakes hard; as, ship

         According to military practice, the bread or biscuit
         of the Romans was twice prepared in the oven.

2. A small loaf or cake of bread, raised and shortened, or
   made light with soda or baking powder. Usually a number
   are baked in the same pan, forming a sheet or card.

3. Earthen ware or porcelain which has undergone the first
   baking, before it is subjected to the glazing.

4. (Sculp.) A species of white, unglazed porcelain, in which
   vases, figures, and groups are formed in miniature.

{Meat biscuit}, an alimentary preparation consisting of
   matters extracted from meat by boiling, or of meat ground
   fine and combined with flour, so as to form biscuits.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adobe, bisque, bone, bowl, brick, brownie, Brussels biscuit, cement, ceramic ware, ceramics, china, cookie, cracker, crock, crockery, date bar, dust, enamelware, firebrick, fruit bar, ginger snap, gingerbread man, glass, graham cracker, hardtack, jug, ladyfinger, macaroon, Melba toast, mummy, parchment, pilot biscuit, porcelain, pot, pottery, pretzel, refractory, rusk, saltine, sea biscuit, ship biscuit, shortbread, sinker, soda cracker, stick, sugar cookie, tile, tiling, urn, vase, wafer, zwieback