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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.]
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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]
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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.
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biscuit

cookie
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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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
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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biscuit

[ˈbɪskɪt] n (Brit) → biscotto (Am) → panino al latte
to take the biscuit (fam) → essere assolutamente incredibile
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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References in classic literature ?
"That's right; now bring the Alicante and some biscuits."
Pickles ate biscuits and Ginger ate a dried haddock.
Rachel now took down a snowy moulding-board, and, tying on an apron, proceeded quietly to making up some biscuits, first saying to Mary,--"Mary, hadn't thee better tell John to get a chicken ready?" and Mary disappeared accordingly.
"The neighbors back of us are Soda Biscuits, and I don't care to mix with them."
Hunter brought the boat round under the stern-port, and Joyce and I set to work loading her with powder tins, muskets, bags of biscuits, kegs of pork, a cask of cognac, and my invaluable medicine chest.
One day, having to go a long way from home, he mounted his horse, taking with him a small wallet in which he had put a few biscuits and dates, because he had to pass through the desert where no food was to be got.
Cut up to the house and get some biscuits, Bubbles--sugar ones and an orange or two.
Lavrushka was saying something about loaded wagons, biscuits, and oxen he had seen when he had gone out for provisions.
I called the boy to me, and sent him to the nearest public-house for wine and biscuits. "Be quick about it," I said; "and you shall have more money for yourself than ever you had in your life!" The boy looked at me, spit on the coins in his hand, said, "That's for luck!" and ran out of the room as never boy ran yet.
So a man lent us some biscuits; and we said we would pay him when we came back.
I say lucky for us he did not reach us, and I might almost say luckily for himself; for we had only a small breaker of water and some soddened ship's biscuits with us, so sudden had been the alarm, so unprepared the ship for any disaster.
The servant returned to us, bringing with him a tiny bottle of champagne and a plateful of delicate little sugared biscuits.