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
Recent Examples of ramekin from the Web
Use the smallest appetizer plate for a dinner plate, a custard cup or ramekin for soup or cereal, and a shot glass or other tiny vessel for milk or juice.
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Origin and Etymology of ramekin
French ramequin, from Low German ramken, diminutive of ram cream
First Known Use: 1653See Words from the same year
RAMEKIN Defined for English Language Learners
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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