Biscuit

Definition of Biscuit

Bis´cuit
n.1.A kind of unraised bread, of many varieties, plain, sweet, or fancy, formed into flat cakes, and bakes hard; as, ship biscuit.
According to military practice, the bread or biscuit of the Romans was twice prepared in the oven.
- Gibbon.
2.A small loaf or cake of bread, raised and shortened, or made light with soda or baking powder. Usually a number are baked in the same pan, forming a sheet or card.
3.Earthen ware or porcelain which has undergone the first baking, before it is subjected to the glazing.
4.(Sculp.) A species of white, unglazed porcelain, in which vases, figures, and groups are formed in miniature.
Meat biscuit
an alimentary preparation consisting of matters extracted from meat by boiling, or of meat ground fine and combined with flour, so as to form biscuits.

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Brussels biscuit, Melba toast, adobe, bisque, bone, bowl, brick, brownie, cement, ceramic ware, ceramics, china, cookie, cracker, crock, crockery, date bar, dust, enamelware, firebrick, fruit bar, ginger snap, gingerbread man, glass, graham cracker, hardtack, jug, ladyfinger, macaroon, mummy, parchment, pilot biscuit, porcelain, pot, pottery, pretzel, refractory, rusk, saltine, sea biscuit, ship biscuit, shortbread, sinker, soda cracker, stick, sugar cookie, tile, tiling, urn, vase, wafer, zwieback
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