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raclette

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noun ra·clette \ra-ˈklet, rä-\

Definition of raclette

  1. :  a Swiss dish consisting of cheese melted over a fire and then scraped onto bread or boiled potatoes; also :  the cheese used in this dish



Origin of raclette

French, literally, scraper, from racler to scrape, from Middle French, from Old Occitan rasclar, from Vulgar Latin *rasiculare, from Latin rasus, past participle of radere to scrape — more at rodent


First Known Use: circa 1949


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