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|part of speech:
||a small, round-shaped bread for one person made with baking powder or baking soda instead of yeast. Biscuits are not usually sweet.
We had sausage with biscuits for breakfast.
||the British word for a small, thin, sweet cake baked from stiff dough. Biscuit often has the same meaning as cookie.
- similar words:
||the British word for a small, thin, crisp, plain or salty cake. Biscuit often has the same meaning as cracker.
cheese and biscuits
comes from bescuit
, an early French word that means "twice-cooked." In the English spoken in Great Britain, the word biscuit
means cracker or cookie. Something that is cooked twice is hard and crisp, as crackers are.