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3 definitions found
 for biscuit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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,
        or fancy, formed into flat cakes, and bakes hard; as, ship
        biscuit.
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              According to military practice, the bread or biscuit
              of the Romans was twice prepared in the oven.
                                                    --Gibbon.
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     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.
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     3. Earthen ware or porcelain which has undergone the first
        baking, before it is subjected to the glazing.
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     4. (Sculp.) A species of white, unglazed porcelain, in which
        vases, figures, and groups are formed in miniature.
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     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  biscuit
      n 1: small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda
      2: any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the
         British term) [syn: cookie, cooky, biscuit]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "biscuit":
     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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