ETYM French biscuit (cf. Italian biscotto, Spanish bizcocho, Portu. biscouto), from Latin bis twice + coctus, p. p. of coquere to cook, bake. Related to Cook, Bisque a kind of porcelain.
Small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda.
1. Any of various small flat sweet cakes ('biscuit' is the British term); SYN. cooky, biscuit.
2. The cook on a ranch or at a camp; SYN. cooky.
A small flat or slightly raised cake.