biscuit [bis-kit] noun
Depending on where you live, this word refers to different types of baked goods. In the U.S. it usually references a baking powder- and flour-based roll, typically very short – that is, rich with butter. Baking powder biscuits are an example. Shortcakes for classic strawberry shortcake are a type of biscuit, too. In Europe, particularly the U.K., biscuit means a crisp cookie or cracker.
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