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English noun: biscuit

1. biscuit (food) small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda

Broader (hypernym)quick bread

Narrower (hyponym)baking-powder biscuit, buttermilk biscuit, drop biscuit, hardtack, pilot biscuit, pilot bread, rolled biscuit, sea biscuit, ship biscuit, soda biscuit

2. biscuit (food) any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)

Synonymscookie, cooky

Broader (hypernym)cake

Narrower (hyponym)almond cookie, almond crescent, anise cookie, brownie, butter cookie, chocolate chip cookie, dog biscuit, fortune cookie, fruit bar, ginger nut, ginger snap, gingerbread man, gingersnap, granola bar, kiss, ladyfinger, macaroon, molasses cookie, oatmeal cookie, oreo, oreo cookie, raisin cookie, raisin-nut cookie, refrigerator cookie, snap, spice cookie, sugar cookie, tea biscuit, teacake, Toll House cookie, wafer

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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