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ramequin

[ram-i-kin] /ˈræm ɪ kɪn/
noun
1.

ramekin

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[ram-i-kin] /ˈræm ɪ kɪn/
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.
Origin of ramekin
1700-1710
1700-10; < French ramequin < dialectal Dutch, Middle Dutch rammeken
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  • Serve the cheese ramakins, which is cheese souffle baked in ramequin dishes, with this course.

    Dinners and Luncheons Paul Pierce
British Dictionary definitions for ramequin

ramekin

/ˈræmɪkɪn/
noun
1.
a savoury dish made from a cheese mixture baked in a fireproof container
2.
the container itself
Word Origin
C18: French ramequin, of Germanic origin
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Word Origin and History for ramequin

ramekin

1706, from French ramequin (late 17c.), said to be from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Low German rom "cream"), from Proto-Germanic *rau(g)ma-, of uncertain origin.

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