Welsh rabbit


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Welsh rabbit

n.
A dish made of melted cheese, milk or cream, seasonings, and sometimes ale, served hot over toast or crackers.

Welsh rabbit

n
(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]

Welsh′ rab′bit


n.
a dish of melted cheese, usu. mixed with ale or beer, served over toast.
Also called Welsh′ rare′bit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Welsh rabbit - cheese melted with ale or beer served over toastWelsh rabbit - cheese melted with ale or beer served over toast
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
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Clementina," she explained, "insisted upon a Welsh rabbit after her lesson.
And when a girl in the laundry set down a hot iron on my hand this afternoon I was all the way home making up that story about the Welsh rabbit.
The abstract number, five, I am willing to admit; but, concretely, it has reference to bottles of Brown Stout, without which, in the way of condiment, Welsh rabbit is to be eschewed.
A Welsh rabbit, in the speech of the humorless, who point
Yesterday's Royal Welsh rabbit show was cancelled after an outbreak of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease in Wales.
It sounded delicious and there are plenty of other distractions on the menu, including Guinness Welsh Rabbit and Sticky Baby Rack Ribs (both PS4.
So for today's dish, I'm giving you my twist on the classic Welsh rarebit or, as it was once known, Welsh rabbit.
This dish was known as Welsh rabbit until finally, at the end of the 18th century, the term rarebit came into use.
Poe's contemporaries recognized Welsh rabbit as an alternate label for this dish, but regarded this as an unfortunate if inevitable corruption:
The following morning, the curtain opens on The Welsh Rabbit and the last night of The Love Nest is a few hours later.

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