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rabbit Tweet Definition of rabbit Like Definition of rabbit on Facebook
noun
  1. Several small mammals of the family Leporidae (rabbits and hares), with long ears, long hind legs and a short, fluffy tail. Confusingly, jackrabbit is a hare.
The pioneers survived by eating the small game they could get; rabbits, squirrels and occasionally a raccoon.
  1. The fur of a rabbit typically used to imitate another animal's fur.
  2. A runner in a distance race whose goal is mainly to set the pace, either to tire a specific rival so that a teammate can win or to help another break a record; a pacesetter.
  3. (cricket) A very poor batsman; selected as a bowler or wicket-keeper.
verb (rabbits, rabbitting, rabbitted)
  1. (intransitive) To hunt rabbits.
raclette Tweet Definition of raclette Like Definition of raclette on Facebook
noun
  1. a dish, of Swiss origin, similar to a fondue, consisting of melted cheese traditionally served on boiled potatoes and accompanied with pickles
  2. a firm cheese suitable for use in this dish
ragout Tweet Definition of ragout Like Definition of ragout on Facebook
noun
  1. a stew of meat and vegetables mixed together
  2. (context, by extension) any stew, soup, or sauce
raised Tweet Definition of raised Like Definition of raised on Facebook
verb
  1. (past of, raise)
ramekin Tweet Definition of ramekin Like Definition of ramekin on Facebook
noun (plural: ramekins)
  1. a small glass or earthenware dish, often white and circular, in which food is baked and served
ramen Tweet Definition of ramen Like Definition of ramen on Facebook
noun
  1. soup noodles of wheat, with various ingredients (Japanese style)
  2. a type of instant noodles
rarebit Tweet Definition of rarebit Like Definition of rarebit on Facebook
noun
  1. Welsh rabbit
ratatouille Tweet Definition of ratatouille Like Definition of ratatouille on Facebook
noun
  1. A stewed vegetable dish consisting primarily of tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant, with other ingredients.
ravioli Tweet Definition of ravioli Like Definition of ravioli on Facebook
noun
  1. Small square parcels of pasta filled with meat, cheese, spinach etc.
  2. A dish made with ravioli.
refried beans Tweet Definition of refried beans Like Definition of refried beans on Facebook
noun (always plural)
  1. A dry to mushy paste made by boiling, mashing and then frying particularly pinto or black beans, included in or served as anything from a main dish in Central America to a dip in the Southern U.S.
rennet Tweet Definition of rennet Like Definition of rennet on Facebook
noun
  1. An enzyme used as the first step in making cheese, to curdle the milk and coagulate the casein in it, derived by soaking the fourth stomach of a milk-fed calf in brine.
Reuben Tweet Definition of Reuben Like Definition of Reuben on Facebook
noun
  1. A grilled or toasted sandwich made with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and either Russian dressing or Thousand Island dressing.
proper noun
  1. (biblical) First son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  2. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Reuben.
  3. A male given name.
ricer Tweet Definition of ricer Like Definition of ricer on Facebook
noun
  1. A utensil used to extrude soft foods into the consistency of rice.
  2. A person who modifies a low-powered and/or cheap car using after-market parts to make it look more powerful or sporty than it actually is.
ricotta Tweet Definition of ricotta Like Definition of ricotta on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, ricotta cheese)
  1. a soft Italian unsalted cheese resembling cottage cheese
rigatoni Tweet Definition of rigatoni Like Definition of rigatoni on Facebook
noun (plural)
  1. a ribbed tubular form of pasta, larger than penne but with square-cut ends, often slightly curved
risotto Tweet Definition of risotto Like Definition of risotto on Facebook
noun (pluralrisottos)
  1. (countable) An Italian savoury dish made with rice and other ingredients.
I'll order us a couple of risottos
  1. (uncountable) Risotto considered as food.
Do you like risotto?
roast Tweet Definition of roast Like Definition of roast on Facebook
noun
  1. a cut of meat suited to roasting
  2. a roast meal
  3. a comical, light-hearted event where a person is praised by sarcasm and jokes.
verb
  1. to cook food by heating in an oven or over fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance to the food.
  2. to admonish someone vigorously
I"m late home for the fourth time this week; my boyfriend will really me this time.
adjective
  1. having been cooked by roasting
romano Tweet Definition of romano Like Definition of romano on Facebook
noun
  1. A hard, sharp cheese served grated as a garnish.
roulade Tweet Definition of roulade Like Definition of roulade on Facebook
noun
  1. a slice of meat that is rolled up, stuffed, and cooked
  1. (music) An elaborate embellishment of several notes sung to one syllable
roux Tweet Definition of roux Like Definition of roux on Facebook
noun
  1. A mixture of fat (usually butter) and flour used to thicken sauces and stews.
rusk Tweet Definition of rusk Like Definition of rusk on Facebook
noun
  1. a rectangular, hard, dry cracker (food), biscuit
    • 1719: w:Daniel Defoe, Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe
    • : ...he brought a large basket of or biscuit, and three jars of fresh water, into the boat.
    • a twice-baked bread, slices of bread baked until they are hard and crisp (also called a zwieback)
    • a childrens weening food
    • a cereal binder used in meat product manufacture
Russian Tweet Definition of Russian Like Definition of Russian on Facebook
noun
  1. The Russian language.
  2. A person from Russia.
  3. An ethnic Russian.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to Rus or Russia.
rye Tweet Definition of rye Like Definition of rye on Facebook
noun
  1. A grass, Secale cereale, or its grains used for food and fodder. Scientific name: Secale cereale.
  2. Rye whisky.
  3. Rye bread.
rye bread Tweet Definition of rye bread Like Definition of rye bread on Facebook
noun
  1. A bread made partly or entirely with [rye flour.

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