- a Mayan language of Guatemala.
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- an open savoury tart with a rich custard filling to which bacon, onion, cheese, etc, are addedquiche Lorraine
French, from German Kuchen cake
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Word Origin and History for quiché
1949, from French quiche (1810), from Alsatian German Küche, diminutive of German Kuchen "cake" (see cake (n.)). Became fashionable 1970s; became contemptible 1980s.
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