- 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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- a Swiss dish of melted cheese served on boiled potatoes
C20: from French, from racler to scrape, because the cheese is traditionally melted and scraped onto a plate