ra·clette (rä-klĕt, ră-)
1. A Swiss dish consisting of cheese melted and served on boiled potatoes or bread.
2. A firm cheese used in making this dish.
[French, from racler, to rake, scrape, from Provençal rasclar, to rake, from Old Provençal, from Vulgar Latin *rāsculāre, from *rāsculum, diminutive of Latin rāstrum, rake; see rēd- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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