[ rah-klet, ra- ]
/ rɑˈklɛt, ræ- /

noun Swiss Cookery.

a dish made by heating a piece of cheese, as over a hearth, and scraping off the melted part onto a plate: served with boiled potatoes.
the cheese used in making this dish.

Origin of raclette

Borrowed into English from French around 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for raclette


/ (ræˈklɛt) /


a Swiss dish of melted cheese served on boiled potatoes

Word Origin for raclette

C20: from French, from racler to scrape, because the cheese is traditionally melted and scraped onto a plate
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