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biscuitn. [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.].
  •  A kind of unraised bread, of many varieties, plain, sweet, or fancy, formed into flat cakes, and bakes hard; as, ship biscuit.  [1913 Webster]
    "According to military practice, the bread or biscuit of the Romans was twice prepared in the oven."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Earthen ware or porcelain which has undergone the first baking, before it is subjected to the glazing.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A species of white, unglazed porcelain, in which vases, figures, and groups are formed in miniature.  [1913 Webster]
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.


biscuit, n. & adj.
1 Brit. a small unleavened cake, usu. flat and crisp and often sweet.
2 fired unglazed pottery.
3 a light brown colour.
--adj. biscuit-coloured.

ME f. OF bescoit etc. ult. f. L bis twice + coctus past part. of coquere cook



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