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 and Etymology of raclette
French, literally, scraper, from racler to scrape, from Medieval 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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