biscuit

A biscuit is a small, round type of bread. A biscuit is delicious with butter, or you might prefer your biscuits with gravy.

Biscuits are a lot like rolls, and they often serve the same purpose by being side dishes or appetizers. Baking powder or soda is used to leaven biscuits, which are best served when warm and soft. A hard, stale biscuit isn’t very appealing. People often eat biscuits as a side dish with dinner, or smothered with gravy at breakfast.

Definitions of biscuit
  1. noun
    small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda
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    rolled biscuit
    biscuit made from dough rolled and cut
    drop biscuit
    biscuit made from dough with enough milk that it can be dropped from a spoon
    baking-powder biscuit
    leavened with baking powder
    buttermilk biscuit, soda biscuit
    very tender biscuit partially leavened with buttermilk and soda
    hardtack, pilot biscuit, pilot bread, sea biscuit, ship biscuit
    very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
    shortcake
    very short biscuit dough baked as individual biscuits or a round loaf; served with sweetened fruit and usually whipped cream
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    quick bread
    breads made with a leavening agent that permits immediate baking
  2. noun
    any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
    synonyms: cookie, cooky
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    tea biscuit, teacake
    flat semisweet cookie or biscuit usually served with tea
    dog biscuit
    a hard biscuit for dogs
    butter cookie
    cookie containing much butter
    spice cookie
    cookie flavored with spices
    almond cookie, almond crescent
    very rich cookie containing ground almonds; usually crescent-shaped
    brownie
    square or bar of very rich chocolate cake usually with nuts
    ginger nut, ginger snap, gingersnap, snap
    a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
    macaroon
    chewy cookie usually containing almond paste
    kiss
    a cookie made of egg whites and sugar
    ladyfinger
    small finger-shaped sponge cake
    anise cookie
    cookie made without butter and flavored with anise seed
    molasses cookie
    very spicy cookies sweetened partially with molasses
    oreo, oreo cookie
    chocolate cookie with white cream filling
    raisin-nut cookie
    cookie filled with a paste of raisins and nuts
    refrigerator cookie
    dough formed into a roll and chilled in the refrigerator then sliced and baked
    raisin cookie
    cookie containing raisins
    fruit bar
    cookies containing chopped fruits either mixed in the dough or spread between layers of dough then baked and cut in bars
    sugar cookie
    cookies sprinkled with granulated sugar
    oatmeal cookie
    cookies containing rolled oats
    Toll House cookie, chocolate chip cookie
    cookies containing chocolate chips
    fortune cookie
    thin folded wafer containing a maxim on a slip of paper
    gingerbread man
    gingerbread cut in the shape of a person
    wafer
    a small thin crisp cake or cookie
    granola bar
    cookie bar made of granola
    shortbread, shortbread cookie
    very rich thick butter cookie
    ratafia, ratafia biscuit
    macaroon flavored with ratafia liqueur
    coconut macaroon
    macaroon containing coconut
    apricot bar
    fruit bar containing apricot jam
    date bar
    fruit bar containing chopped dates
    brandysnap
    a gingersnap flavored with brandy
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    cake
    baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
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