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quiche

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noun \ˈkēsh\

Simple Definition of quiche

  • : a pie made with eggs, milk, cheese, and vegetables or meat

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of quiche

  1. :  an unsweetened custard pie usually having a savory filling (as spinach, mushrooms, or ham)

Origin of quiche

French, from French dialect (Lorraine)


First Known Use: 1933

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