raclette

[rah-klet, ra-]
noun Swiss Cookery.
1.
a dish made by heating a piece of cheese, as over a hearth, and scraping off the melted part onto a plate: served with boiled potatoes.
2.
the cheese used in making this dish.

Origin:
1930–35; < French

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raclette (ræˈklɛt)
 
n
a Swiss dish of melted cheese served on boiled potatoes
 
[C20: from French, from racler to scrape, because the cheese is traditionally melted and scraped onto a plate]

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