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bis·cuit

 (bĭs′kĭt)
n. pl. bis·cuits
1. A small cake of shortened bread leavened with baking powder or soda.
2. Chiefly British
a. A thin, crisp cracker.
b. A cookie.
3. A hard, dry cracker given to dogs as a treat or dietary supplement.
4. A thin, often oblong, waferlike piece of wood, glued into slots to connect larger pieces of wood in a joint.
5. A pale brown.
6. pl. biscuit Clay that has been fired once but not glazed. Also called bisque2.

[Middle English bisquit, from Old French biscuit, from Medieval Latin bis coctus : Latin bis, twice; see dwo- in Indo-European roots + Latin coctus, past participle of coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

biscuit

(ˈbɪskɪt)
n
1. (Cookery) Brit a small flat dry sweet or plain cake of many varieties, baked from a dough. US and Canadian word: cookie
2. (Cookery) US and Canadian a kind of small roll similar to a muffin
3. (Colours)
a. a pale brown or yellowish-grey colour
b. (as adjective): biscuit gloves.
4. (Ceramics) Also called: bisque earthenware or porcelain that has been fired but not glazed
5. take the biscuit slang to be regarded (by the speaker) as the most surprising thing that could have occurred
[C14: from Old French, from (pain) bescuit twice-cooked (bread), from bes bis + cuire to cook, from Latin coquere]

bis•cuit

(ˈbɪs kɪt)

n.
1. a small, soft, raised bread, usu. leavened with baking powder or soda.
2. Chiefly Brit.
a. a cracker.
b. a cookie.
3. a pale brown color.
4. Also called bisque. unglazed earthenware or porcelain after firing.
[1300–50; Middle English bysquyte < Middle French biscuit, literally, twice cooked]
bis′cuit•like`, adj.

biscuit

cookie
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biscuit - small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda
quick bread - breads made with a leavening agent that permits immediate baking
rolled biscuit - biscuit made from dough rolled and cut
drop biscuit - biscuit made from dough with enough milk that it can be dropped from a spoon
baking-powder biscuit - leavened with baking powder
buttermilk biscuit, soda biscuit - very tender biscuit partially leavened with buttermilk and soda
hardtack, pilot biscuit, pilot bread, sea biscuit, ship biscuit - very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
2.biscuit - any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)biscuit - any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
cake - baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
tea biscuit, teacake - flat semisweet cookie or biscuit usually served with tea
dog biscuit - a hard biscuit for dogs
butter cookie - cookie containing much butter
spice cookie - cookie flavored with spices
almond cookie, almond crescent - very rich cookie containing ground almonds; usually crescent-shaped
brownie - square or bar of very rich chocolate cake usually with nuts
ginger nut, ginger snap, gingersnap, snap - a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
macaroon - chewy cookie usually containing almond paste
kiss - a cookie made of egg whites and sugar
ladyfinger - small finger-shaped sponge cake
anise cookie - cookie made without butter and flavored with anise seed
molasses cookie - very spicy cookies sweetened partially with molasses
oreo, oreo cookie - chocolate cookie with white cream filling
raisin-nut cookie - cookie filled with a paste of raisins and nuts
refrigerator cookie - dough formed into a roll and chilled in the refrigerator then sliced and baked
raisin cookie - cookie containing raisins
fruit bar - cookies containing chopped fruits either mixed in the dough or spread between layers of dough then baked and cut in bars
sugar cookie - cookies sprinkled with granulated sugar
oatmeal cookie - cookies containing rolled oats
chocolate chip cookie, Toll House cookie - cookies containing chocolate chips
fortune cookie - thin folded wafer containing a maxim on a slip of paper
gingerbread man - gingerbread cut in the shape of a person
wafer - a small thin crisp cake or cookie
granola bar - cookie bar made of granola
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

biscuit

noun

Biscuits

abernethy, bannock (Scot.), Bath Oliver, bourbon, brandy snap, captain's biscuit, caramel wafer, chocolate digestive, cookie (chiefly U.S. & Canad.), cracker, cracknel, cream cracker, crispbread, digestive, Empire biscuit, fairing, farl, flapjack, Florentine, garibaldi, gingerbread man, ginger nut or ginger snap, graham cracker (U.S.), hardtack, ship's biscuit, pilot biscuit, or sea biscuit, Jaffa cake (trademark), langue de chat, lebkuchen, love letter, macaroon, matzo, oatcake, petit four, pretzel, ratafia, rich tea, rusk, shortbread, shortcake, soda biscuit, sweetmeal biscuit or digestive, Tararua biscuit (N.Z.), tea biscuit, wafer, water biscuit
Translations
بَسْكوتبَسْكَوِيتخُبْزات شَطائِر
sušenkavdoleksuchar
kikssconesmåkagebolle
keksi
keks
keksz
mjúkt matarbrauîòurrkaka; sandkakasmákaka, kex; tvíbaka
ビスケット
비스킷
bandelėbiskvitinis pyragaitissausainis
biskvīta kūciņabiskvīts, sauss cepumsbulciņamaizīte
biskvitsuchár
piškot
kex
ขนมปังกรอบ
bánh quy

biscuit

[ˈbɪskɪt]
A. N (Brit) → galleta f (US) → magdalena f
that takes the biscuit!¡eso es el colmo!
B. CPD biscuit barrel Ngalletero m

biscuit

[ˈbɪskɪt] n
(British)biscuit m
to take the biscuit (British) [action] → être le bouquet
(US)petit pain m au laitbiscuit tin n (British)boîte f à biscuits

biscuit

n
(Brit) → Keks m; (= dog biscuit)Hundekuchen m; that takes/you take the biscuit! (Brit inf) → das übertrifft alles or (negatively) → schlägt dem Fass den Boden aus
(US) → Brötchen nt
(= porcelain: also biscuit-ware) → Biskuitporzellan nt
(= colour)Beige nt
adj (colour) → beige

biscuit

[ˈbɪskɪt] n (Brit) → biscotto (Am) → panino al latte
to take the biscuit (fam) → essere assolutamente incredibile

biscuit

(ˈbiskit) noun
1. (American ˈcookie) a crisp, sweet piece of dough baked in small flat cakes.
2. a similar savoury flat cake.
3. (American) a small soft round cake.

biscuit

بَسْكَوِيت sušenka kiks Keks μπισκότο galleta keksi biscuit keks biscotto ビスケット 비스킷 biscuit kjeks herbatnik bolacha печенье kex ขนมปังกรอบ bisküvi bánh quy 饼干
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The boiled tea was very bitter, the omelet scorched, and the biscuits speckled with saleratus, but Mrs.
A few of those biscuits, dipt in sea-water, will be just what I need for breakfast.
Silently, and with a heavy cloud settled down over her once joyous face, she proceeded making out her breakfast biscuits, as if she heard and saw nothing of the excitement around her.
Mary Jane she set at the head of the table, with Susan alongside of her, and said how bad the biscuits was, and how mean the preserves was, and how ornery and tough the fried chickens was -- and all that kind of rot, the way women always do for to force out compliments; and the people all knowed everything was tiptop, and said so -- said "How DO you get biscuits to brown so nice?
Her dinner pail swung from her right hand, and she had a blissful consciousness of the two soda biscuits spread with butter and syrup, the baked cup-custard, the doughnut, and the square of hard gingerbread.
We were all now tied; and just as we were to leave for Easton jail, Betsy Freeland, mother of William Freeland, came to the door with her hands full of biscuits, and divided them between Henry and John.
Tea was made downstairs, biscuits and baked apples and wine before she came away: amazing luck in some of her throws: and she inquired a great deal about you, how you were amused, and who were your partners.
Bessie, having pressed me in vain to take a few spoonfuls of the boiled milk and bread she had prepared for me, wrapped up some biscuits in a paper and put them into my bag; then she helped me on with my pelisse and bonnet, and wrapping herself in a shawl, she and I left the nursery.
The child ate some fruit and biscuits, and being thirsty she drank a glass of wine which stood nearly filled.
And another shilling or so in biscuits, and another in fruit, eh?
When she had dressed herself with much shuddering and chattering, they allayed their internal discomfort by a slender meal of biscuits, got their skates, and went out across the rimy meadows, past patient cows breathing clouds of steam, to Wickens's pond.
This happened in the afternoon, in the singer's dressing-room, where they met every day and where they amused themselves by dining on three biscuits, two glasses of port and a bunch of violets.