- a small dish in which food can be baked and served.
- a small, separately cooked portion of a cheese preparation or other food mixture baked in a small dish without a lid.
Origin of ramekin
1700–10; < French ramequin < dialectal Dutch, Middle Dutch rammeken
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Examples from the Web for ramequin
Serve the cheese ramakins, which is cheese souffle baked in ramequin dishes, with this course.Dinners and Luncheons
- a savoury dish made from a cheese mixture baked in a fireproof container
- the container itself
C18: French ramequin, of Germanic origin
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Word Origin and History for ramequin
1706, from French ramequin (late 17c.), said to be from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Low German rom "cream"), from Proto-Germanic *rau(g)ma-, of uncertain origin.
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