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a kind of bread in small, soft cakes, raised with baking powder or soda, or sometimes with yeast; scone.
Chiefly British.

a dry and crisp or hard bread in thin, flat cakes, made without yeast or other raising agent; a cracker.
a cookie.

a pale-brown color.
Also called bisque. Ceramics. unglazed earthenware or porcelain after firing.
Also called preform. a piece of plastic or the like, prepared for pressing into a phonograph record.
having the color biscuit.
a cookie or cracker.
Contemporary Examples

Cat Cora’s Valentine’s Day Menu for Single People Cat Cora February 12, 2014
Why Prince William is Mad To Quit The Day Job For A Full-Time Life of Ribbon-Cutting Tom Sykes September 12, 2013
Apple’s Deal With the Devil Dan Lyons March 15, 2012
Do National Writers Still Exist? Colum McCann November 27, 2010
How Long, How Long Did We Sing that Song? Colum McCann June 15, 2010

Historical Examples

In the Whirl of the Rising Bertram Mitford
City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
The Library Magazine of Select Foreign Literature Various
The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras Jules Verne
Trail’s End George W. Ogden

(Brit) a small flat dry sweet or plain cake of many varieties, baked from a dough US and Canadian word cookie
(US & Canadian) a kind of small roll similar to a muffin

a pale brown or yellowish-grey colour
(as adjective): biscuit gloves

Also called bisque. earthenware or porcelain that has been fired but not glazed
(slang) take the biscuit, to be regarded (by the speaker) as the most surprising thing that could have occurred


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    an individual portion of tortoni, frozen and served in a small cup, often topped with ground almonds. noun

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