a kind of bread in small, soft cakes, raised with baking powder or soda, or sometimes with yeast.
Chiefly British.
a dry and crisp or hard bread in thin, flat cakes, made without yeast or other raising agent; a cracker.
a cookie.
a pale-brown color.
Also called bisque. Ceramics. unglazed earthenware or porcelain after firing.
Also called preform. a piece of plastic or the like, prepared for pressing into a phonograph record.
having the color biscuit.

1300–50; Middle English bysquyte < Middle French biscuit (Medieval Latin biscoctus), variant of bescuit seamen's bread, literally, twice cooked, equivalent to bes bis1 + cuit, past participle of cuire < Latin coquere to cook1

biscuitlike, adjective Unabridged


noun French.
a cookie or cracker. Unabridged
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biscuit (ˈbɪskɪt)
1.  (Brit) US and Canadian word: cookie a small flat dry sweet or plain cake of many varieties, baked from a dough
2.  (US), (Canadian) a kind of small roll similar to a muffin
3.  a.  a pale brown or yellowish-grey colour
 b.  (as adjective): biscuit gloves
4.  Also called: bisque earthenware or porcelain that has been fired but not glazed
5.  slang take the biscuit to be regarded (by the speaker) as the most surprising thing that could have occurred
[C14: from Old French, from (pain) bescuit twice-cooked (bread), from besbis + cuire to cook, from Latin coquere]

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Word Origin & History

respelled early 19c. from bisket (16c.), ultimately (early 14c.) from O.Fr. bescuit "twice cooked," altered under influence of cognate O.It. biscotto from M.L. biscoctum, from L. (panis) bis coctus "(bread) twice-baked;" see bis- + cook.
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Example sentences
Ended up watching a bunch of videos while consuming soy chocolate and vegan
  coconut biscuits.
There's less controversy over whether the biscuits clog your arteries.
Nutritionists must alter diets whenever an otter isn't eating his biscuits or
  an armadillo has a peanut allergy.
Its light flesh cooks up in about five minutes and makes exquisite buttermilk
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