Definitions

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.

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  • 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.

Etymologies

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

French, from German dialectal Küche, diminutive of German Kuchen, cake; see kuchen.

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From French, from Lorrain, from Lorraine Franconian Küeche ‘cake’.

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