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ramequin

[ram-i-kin]
noun
  1. ramekin.
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ramekin

or ram·e·quin

[ram-i-kin]
noun
  1. a small dish in which food can be baked and served.
  2. a small, separately cooked portion of a cheese preparation or other food mixture baked in a small dish without a lid.
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Origin of ramekin

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

  • Serve the cheese ramakins, which is cheese souffle baked in ramequin dishes, with this course.

    Dinners and Luncheons

    Paul Pierce


British Dictionary definitions for ramequin

ramekin

ramequin

noun
  1. a savoury dish made from a cheese mixture baked in a fireproof container
  2. the container itself
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Word Origin for ramekin

C18: French ramequin, of Germanic origin
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Word Origin and History for ramequin

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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