\ \ [14] Biscuit means literally ‘twicecooked’ – from the method of cooking, in which the biscuits are returned to the oven after the initial period of baking in order to become dry or crisp. The original source of the word was probably a medieval Latin *biscoctus, from bistwice’ and coctuscooked’, the past participle of coquere (which is related to English cook). It reached English via Old French biscut.
\ \ Cf.COOK

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