ramekin

[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.
Also, ramequin.


Origin:
1700–10; < French ramequin < dialectal Dutch, Middle Dutch rammeken

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ramekin or ramequin (ˈræmɪkɪn)
 
n
1.  a savoury dish made from a cheese mixture baked in a fireproof container
2.  the container itself
 
[C18: French ramequin, of Germanic origin]
 
ramequin or ramequin
 
n
 
[C18: French ramequin, of Germanic origin]

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Example sentences
On the rack she sets a big bowl, with a small, flat ramekin upside down in it.
First, unmold desserts by taking a knife and running it along the edge of the
  ramekin.
The crust is only on the top, and the berry filling cooks in the ramekin.
Run a knife around the inside of each ramekin to loosen the sides.
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