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biscuit


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Biscuit  \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 
  porcelain.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  unraised  bread,  of  many  varieties,  plain,  sweet, 
  or  fancy,  formed  into  flat  cakes,  and  bakes  hard;  as  ship 
  biscuit. 
 
  According  to  military  practice,  the  bread  or  biscuit 
  of  the  Romans  was  twice  prepared  in  the  oven. 
  --Gibbon. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  biscuit 
  n  1:  small  round  bread  leavened  with  baking-powder  or  soda 
  2:  any  of  various  small  flat  sweet  cakes  (`biscuit'  is  the 
  British  term)  [syn:  {cookie},  {cooky}] 




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