or ram·e·quin

[ ram-i-kin ]
/ ˈræm ɪ kɪn /


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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/ (ˈræmɪkɪn) /


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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