Definition of biscuit
1a : any of various hard or crisp dry baked products: such as (1) British : cracker 4 (2) British : cookieb : a small quick bread made from dough that has been rolled out and cut or dropped from a spoon
2 : earthenware or porcelain after the first firing and before glazing
3a : a light grayish-yellowish brownb : a grayish yellow
biscuityplay \ˈbis-kə-tē\ adjective
Recent Examples of biscuit from the Web
The eatery is known for its omelets, pancakes, French toast, cinnamon rolls and buttermilk biscuits smothered with country-style gravy, as well as hearty lunchtime offerings.
This Sanford restaurant’s Bite30 menu includes dishes such as baby octopus mopped in sorghum, a Plant City strawberry salad, maple leaf duck confit and its infamous chocolate gravy biscuit.
Sulaiman told the AP at an evacuation center where some people wept as rescue workers handed out biscuits and water.
The signature dishes are fried chicken and biscuits.
The flaky pastry, somewhere between a Parker House roll and a Southern buttermilk biscuit, shows off Mr. Mak’s finesse.
Breakfast options appeal to both light and hearty eaters; options vary from breakfast burritos and Benedicts to traditional house favorites such as biscuits and gravy, Hayden's salmon scramble, Challah French toast and more.
The 3,900-square-foot chicken-and-biscuits restaurant at 1401 W. Trade St. is the second area restaurant to renovate with Bojangles’ new design concept, the chain said in a statement.
There's less controversy over whether the biscuits clog your arteries.
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Did You Know?
Long ago it was often a problem to keep food from spoiling, especially on long journeys. One way to preserve flat loaves of bread was to bake them a second time in order to dry them out. In early French, this bread was called pain bescuit or “bread twice-cooked.” Later the term was shortened to bescuit. The idea of being “twice–cooked” was lost as the term was used for any crisp flat bread or for bread made with baking soda or baking powder instead of yeast. The word was borrowed into Middle English as bisquite, but was later spelled biscuit on the model of the French spelling.
Origin and Etymology of biscuit
Middle English bisquite, from Anglo-French besquit, from (pain) besquit twice-cooked bread
First Known Use: 14th century
BISCUIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of biscuit for English Language Learners
: a small, light roll that is eaten as part of a meal
BISCUIT Defined for Kids
Definition of biscuit for Students
: a small light bread
Medical Definition of biscuit
: porcelain after the first firing and before glazing
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