- a dry and crisp or hard bread in thin, flat cakes, made without yeast or other raising agent; a cracker.
- a cookie.
Origin of biscuit1
Examples from the Web for biscuit
Contemporary Examples of biscuit
Drop the biscuit batter by the heaping tablespoonful onto a prepared baking sheets allowing about 1- inch between mounds.Cat Cora’s Valentine’s Day Menu for Single People
February 13, 2014
What will he actually do all day, in between going on tours of biscuit factories?Why Prince William is Mad To Quit The Day Job For A Full-Time Life of Ribbon-Cutting
September 13, 2013
They wake you in the middle of the night, give you tea and a biscuit, and then you start your 12-hour shift.Apple’s Deal With the Devil
March 16, 2012
A parliamentary answer, and he gets a biscuit tin thrown at his head for his troubles.Do National Writers Still Exist?
November 28, 2010
It is a parliamentary answer, and Bloom gets a biscuit tin thrown at his head for his, shall we say, troubles.How Long, How Long Did We Sing that Song?
June 16, 2010
Historical Examples of biscuit
Some was liquid and some gelatinous, and some firm like bread or biscuit.City of Endless Night
To Massena he writes, “Let me know if your biscuit and bread arrangements are yet completed.”Self-Help
But he took me to his own house for a glass of sherry and a biscuit, and there it wasn't so rotten.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
One glass of lemonade, one sandwich, one biscuit—Oh dear me!A Tangled Tale
There was not a crumb of biscuit, and only half a pound of coffee.
- a pale brown or yellowish-grey colour
- (as adjective)biscuit gloves
Word Origin for biscuit
respelled early 19c. from bisket (16c.), ultimately (besquite, early 14c.) from Old French bescuit (12c.), literally "twice cooked;" altered under influence of cognate Old Italian biscotto, both from Medieval Latin biscoctum, from Latin (panis) bis coctus "(bread) twice-baked;" see bis- + cook (v.). U.S. sense of "soft bun" is recorded from 1818.