raclette


ra·clette

noun \ra-ˈklet, rä-\

Definition of RACLETTE

:  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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