baking-powder biscuit

baking-powder biscuit
leavened with baking powder
Hypernyms: ↑biscuit
Hyponyms: ↑shortcake

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  • Biscuit — Bis cuit, n. [F. biscuit (cf. It. biscotto, Sp. bizcocho, Pg. biscouto), fr. L. bis twice + coctus, p. p. of coquere to cook, bake. See {Cook}, and cf. {Bisque} a kind of porcelain.] 1. A kind of unraised bread, of many varieties, plain, sweet,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biscuit — [bis′kit] n. pl. biscuits or biscuit [ME bisquit, besquit < OFr bescuit (altered, under infl. of OIt biscotto) < ML biscoctum < (panis) bis coctus, (bread) twice baked < L bis, twice (see BINARY) + coctus, pp. of coquere,COOK] 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • baking — Process of cooking by dry heat, especially in an oven. Baked products include bread, cookies, pies, and pastries. Ingredients used in baking include flour, water, leavening agents (baker s yeast, baking soda, baking powder), shortening (fats,… …   Universalium

  • Biscuit — A biscuit (IPAEng|ˈbɪskɨt) is a small baked product; the exact meaning varies markedly in different parts of the world. The origin of the word biscuit is from Latin via Middle French and means cooked twice , hence biscotti in Italian (similar to… …   Wikipedia

  • biscuit — n. 1) to bake biscuits 2) a sweet biscuit (BE; AE has cookie) 3) a cream biscuit (BE; AE has sandwich cookie) 4) baking powder; soda; tea biscuits 5) (misc.) to take the biscuit ( to be the best or worst ) (BE; CE has to take the cake) * * * [… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • biscuit — biscuitlike, adj. /bis kit/, n. 1. a kind of bread in small, soft cakes, raised with baking powder or soda, or sometimes with yeast. 2. Chiefly Brit. a. a dry and crisp or hard bread in thin, flat cakes, made without yeast or other raising agent; …   Universalium

  • biscuit — [[t]bɪ̱skɪt[/t]] biscuits 1) N COUNT A biscuit is a small flat cake that is crisp and usually sweet. [BRIT] (in AM, use cookie) 2) N COUNT A biscuit is a small round dry cake that is made with baking powder, baking soda, or yeast. [AM] 3) PHRASE …   English dictionary

  • biscuit — bis•cuit [[t]ˈbɪs kɪt[/t]] n. 1) coo a small, soft, raised bread, usu. leavened with baking powder or soda 2) coo brit. Chiefly Brit. a) a cracker b) a cookie 3) a pale brown color 4) cer Also called bisque II, 1) unglazed earthenware or… …   From formal English to slang

  • biscuit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. cracker, hardtack, cookie; bun, cake. See food. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. roll, scone, quick bread, cracker, wafer; see also bread . Biscuits include the following types: beaten, soda, baking powder,… …   English dictionary for students

  • drop biscuit — noun biscuit made from dough with enough milk that it can be dropped from a spoon • Hypernyms: ↑biscuit * * * a biscuit made by dropping baking powder biscuit dough from a spoon onto a pan for baking. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * drop biscuit, a… …   Useful english dictionary

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