bizcocho

SpanishEdit

 
bizcocho (1)

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish, from Medieval Latin biscoctus, based on Latin (panis) bis (twice) + coctus (cooked), referring originally to a type of bread baked twice so it would keep (compare Portuguese biscoito, French biscuit and Italian biscotto). Cf. also Old Spanish cocho, past participle of cocer. Doublet of bísquet.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /biθˈkot͡ʃo/, [biθˈko.t͡ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /bisˈkot͡ʃo/, [bisˈko.t͡ʃo]
  • Rhymes: -otʃo

NounEdit

bizcocho m (plural bizcochos)

  1. sponge cake
  2. bisque (fired unglazed pottery)
  3. (Argentina) a kind of salty cookie
  4. (Uruguay) croissant
    Synonyms: factura (Argentina), medialuna (Argentina, Uruguay and Chile), cachito (Venezuela), cangrejito, cuernito (Mexico)
  5. Ellipsis of bizcocho de soletilla; ladyfinger
    Synonym: vainilla (Argentina)

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DescendantsEdit

  • Cebuano: biskotso

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