Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A crisp Italian cookie traditionally flavored with anise and often containing almonds or filberts.

Etymologies

Italian, from Medieval Latin bis coctus, twice cooked; see biscuit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In Italy, biscotto is "a generic term for small, sweet, dry, crumbly and simply made pastries baked at length in the oven."

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  • July 1, 2008 at 5:09 am ohai … gotta nudder biscotto there? ai can dunk it in *looks around* mai tee.

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  • So I looked it up on dictionary.com and apparently biscotti is the plural of biscotto.

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  • I thought about breakfast, and then had what I always had, since I like it (tea and a biscotto).

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  • She sighed, dipped her biscotto into the cappuccino and then nodded.

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  • Originally a staple for the Roman Legions and in sea-faring cities like Genoa and Venice, pane biscotto was "bread, twice-cooked".

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  • It was later said that the cutting off of cousin Kolko's head caused the feud between the two families that would eventually end with their mutual extinction, but Gennaio knew the truth because he had been there when the leaders of the families had shaken hands for the first time in an Italian restaurant and could not agree on the tip for the waiter who had dropped a biscotto under the table so that when they parted, their bellies pasta-filled, they felt belligerent, and cousin Kolko, the only one of the family who had ever actually been to their native Poland, was but an unfortunate first innocent victim of a hapless ritualised initial encounter where fate was wrought of bread crumbs.

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  • La stendo su un piano leggermente infarinato mantenendo uno spessore di 3-4 mm. Con una formina tonda ricavo le basi e quella che diventerà la parte superiore dei biscotti; con un’altra formina più piccola ricavo il ‘buco’ da quelle basi che diventeranno la parte superiore del biscotto.

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