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A dish made of melted cheese, milk or cream, seasonings, and sometimes ale, served hot over toast or crackers.
(Cookery) a savoury dish consisting of melted cheese sometimes mixed with milk, seasonings, etc, on hot buttered toast. Also called: Welsh rarebit or rarebit
[C18: a fanciful coinage; rarebit is a later folk-etymological variant]
a dish of melted cheese, usu. mixed with ale or beer, served over toast.Also called Welsh′ rare′bit.