ramekin

noun ram·e·kin \ ˈram-kən , ˈra-mi- \
variants: or less commonly ramequin

Definition of ramekin

1 :a preparation of cheese especially with bread crumbs or eggs baked in a mold or shell
2 :an individual baking dish

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Origin and Etymology of ramekin

French ramequin, from Low German ramken, diminutive of ram cream


RAMEKIN Defined for English Language Learners

ramekin

noun

Definition of ramekin for English Language Learners

  • : a small, usually round bowl that has steep sides and that is used for cooking and serving food for one person


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