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quiche

[keesh] /kiʃ/
noun
1.
a pielike dish consisting of an unsweetened pastry shell filled with a custard and usually containing cheese and other ingredients, as vegetables, seafood, or ham:
spinach quiche.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; < French < German (dial.) Küche, diminutive of Küchen cake

Quiché

[kee-chey] /kiˈtʃeɪ/
noun
1.
a Mayan language of Guatemala.
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  • Remove from oven and quickly arrange tomato and asparagus on top of the quiche in a wagon wheel pattern.
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quiche

/kiːʃ/
noun
1.
an open savoury tart with a rich custard filling to which bacon, onion, cheese, etc, are added: quiche Lorraine
Word Origin
French, from German Kuchen cake
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Word Origin and History for quiche
n.

1949, from French quiche (1810), from Alsatian German Küche, diminutive of German Kuchen "cake" (see cake (n.)). Became fashionable 1970s; became contemptible 1980s.

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