ramekin

or ram·e·quin

[ ram-i-kin ]
/ ˈræm ɪ kɪn /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. rambunctious,
  2. rambutan,
  3. ramc,
  4. rameau,
  5. rameau, jean philippe,
  6. ramen,
  7. ramentaceous,
  8. ramentum,
  9. ramequin,
  10. rameses

Origin of ramekin

1700–10; < French ramequin < dialectal Dutch, Middle Dutch rammeken

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British Dictionary definitions for ramekin

ramekin

ramequin

/ (ˈræmɪkɪn) /

noun

a savoury dish made from a cheese mixture baked in a fireproof container
the container itself

Word Origin for ramekin

C18: French ramequin, of Germanic origin

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Word Origin and History for ramekin

ramekin

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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