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raclette

[rah-klet, ra-] /rɑˈklɛt, ræ-/
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
1930-1935
1930-35; < French
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raclette

/ræˈklɛt/
noun
1.
a Swiss dish of melted cheese served on boiled potatoes
Word Origin
C20: from French, from racler to scrape, because the cheese is traditionally melted and scraped onto a plate
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