raclette

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noun ra·clette \ 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

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Origin and Etymology 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


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