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

  • n. A rich unsweetened custard pie, often containing ingredients such as vegetables, cheese, or seafood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pie made primarily of eggs and cream in a pastry crust. Other ingredients such as chopped meat or vegetables are often added to the eggs before the quiche is baked.


French, from German dialectal Küche, diminutive of German Kuchen, cake; see kuchen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French, from Lorrain, from Lorraine Franconian Küeche ‘cake’. (Wiktionary)



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