Main definitions of quiche in US English:

: quiche1Quiché2

quiche1

noun

  • A baked flan or tart with a savory filling thickened with eggs.

    • ‘Salmon and leek quiche is one of my favorite quiche recipes, which I come to crave every now and then.’
    • ‘Understandably her mind was preoccupied with things other than sausage rolls, quiches and crisps.’
    • ‘They include crab cakes, Reuben tarts, vegetable spring rolls, shrimp quiches, and smoked chicken cordon bleu appetizers, all of which can be cooked at the same time.’
    • ‘As well as fresh fish, organic meat and vegetables there is a wealth of special breads, cakes, pastas, sauces, quiches, vol-au-vents, hummus and much more.’
    • ‘I skipped the skillet step, and I guess what I made could be considered a crustless quiche, but calling it a frittata is much more fun.’
    • ‘Bake the quiches for 30-35 minutes, until the filling has puffed and the tops are lightly golden.’
    • ‘Nuala and Antoinette, together with their friendly staff, also serve teas and coffees along with their baking, and light lunches of savoury quiches, salads and home-made soups, in a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere.’
    • ‘Sarah makes us a spinach quiche, and Craig cooks us spaghetti and meatballs.’
    • ‘The new shape makes it great for bar cookies, brownies, and cakes, tarts, or quiches that you want to cut into squares to serve a crowd.’
    • ‘There are also soups, pizzas, salads, quiches, pasta and some desserts.’
    • ‘And they're highly versatile: You can make deviled eggs for appetizers, spike them in eggnog or make quiches, frittatas, omelets or other brunch-type party fare.’
    • ‘For oven meals all you need are casserole dishes in a few sizes, a roaster, some pie plates for meat pies and quiches, and pizza pans.’
    • ‘The five meals tested were cheese and tomato pizza, chicken tikka masala, steak and kidney pie, quiche Lorraine and beef lasagne.’
    • ‘On this particular sunny day, Céline had baked delicious mini crustless quiches in her new silicon mold.’
    • ‘Mealtime is an event, with multicourse gourmet breakfasts (cream-cheese grits, French toast, quiches or smoked sausage) included in the room rate.’
    • ‘Ayrshire bacon is not only the best for breakfast, it is also good in sandwiches, quiches, pasta, salads and stews.’
    • ‘You can also add a couscous, pasta or rice salad, sticks of carrot or cucumber and slices of quiche or savoury tarts - the latter perhaps made with lighter filo instead of rich shortcrust pastry.’
    • ‘In the prepared dishes, the shop was highly commended for spinach and smoked bacon quiche and commended for beef bourgignon.’
    • ‘The savory come with fillings like ham, cheese and onions and end up more like a cross between a pizza and a quiche.’
    • ‘Other Sunset Specials include egg and bacon quiche, steak sandwich, pork chop with a choice of mushroom or peppercorn sauces and even a chicken curry Madras.’
    pastry, flan, tartlet, strudel
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Origin

French, from Alsatian dialect Küchen; related to German Kuchen ‘cake’.

Pronunciation

quiche

/kiʃ//kēSH/

Main definitions of quiche in US English:

: quiche1Quiché2

Quiché2

noun

  • 1A member of a people inhabiting the western highlands of Guatemala.

    • ‘He led an expedition into Maya country, allying with the Cakchiquel against the Quiché and then turning on them in campaigns whose savagery even fellow conquistadores found remarkable.’
    • ‘A Spanish priest, Francisco Ximénez, translated the rarest and most sacred book of the Quiché, the Popol Vuh, in 1680.’
  • 2The Mayan language of the Quiché.

    • ‘He did mention, however, that one of his major inspirations is the Popol Vuh, a sacred manuscript of mythic stories written in Quiché (a Guatemalan Mayan language) shortly after the Conquest.’
    • ‘Guatemalan linguists have distributed a prototype for a computer program that operates in the Mayan Indian language of Quiché, a project aimed at preserving the ancient language and raising its profile worldwide.’
    • ‘Many of the immigrant workers here in Marin county, speak Quiche and other Mayan languages.’
    • ‘The most widely spoken are Mam, Quiché, Kekchí, and Cakchiquel.’
    • ‘There are twenty-one Mayan languages spoken in Guatemala, the principal ones being Quiché, Cakchiquel, Kekchí, and Mam.’

adjective

  • Relating to the Quiché or their language.

    • ‘One of the latter was a visiting Quiché Maya linguist from Guatemala.’
    • ‘According to Quiché legend, for example, the first four humans were made of a corn paste into which the Heart of Heaven breathed life.’

Origin

The name in Quiché.

Pronunciation

Quiché

/kēˈCHā/