Definition of Quiche

1. Noun. A member of the Mayan people of south central Guatemala.

Generic synonyms: Maya, Mayan



2. Noun. A tart filled with rich unsweetened custard; often contains other ingredients (as cheese or ham or seafood or vegetables).
Specialized synonyms: Quiche Lorraine
Generic synonyms: Tart

3. Noun. The Mayan language spoken by the Quiche.
Generic synonyms: Maya, Mayan, Mayan Language

Definition of Quiche

1. Proper noun. (alternative form of K'iche') ¹

2. Noun. A pie made primarily of eggs and cream in a pastry crust. Other ingredients such as chopped meat or vegetables are often added to the eggs before the quiche is baked. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quiche

1. a custard-filled pastry [n -S]

Quiche Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quiche

Quercus virginiana
Quercus wislizenii
Quercus wizlizenii
Quervain
Querétaro
Question Period
Question Time
Quetelet
Quetelet index
Quetta
Quetzalcoatl
Queyrat
Quezon City
Quiberon
Quiche
Quiché
Quick's method
Quick's test
Quidditch
Quimper
Quincke
Quincke's oedema
Quincke's pulse
Quincke's puncture
Quincke's sign
Quincy
Quindecemvir
Quindecemviri
Quindecemvirs
Quine

Literary usage of Quiche

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"DE quiche [backing a step]. Very well You have dropped from the moon! ... DE quiche. I wish to pass! CYRANO. While falling I could not choose my way, ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Guatemala by Shelagh McNally (2003)
"Northern Highlands The Northern Highlands, also known as Los Altiplanos, consist of three departments: quiche, Alta Verapaz and Baja Verapaz. ..."

3. Guatemala by Shelagh McNally (2006)
"CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS Dept. of quiche Chichicastenango 150 Dept. of Las Verapaces 155 Cobán 158 Salamá 168 Department of quiche The department of quiche shares ..."

4. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"DE quiche. I wish to pass! CYRANO. While falling I could not choose my way, ... CYRANO [with a scream of terror at which DE quiche starts backward a step]. ..."

5. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1841)
"Plain of quiche.—The Village.—Ruins of quiche.—Its History.—Desolate Scene.—A facetious Cura.—Description of the Rains.—Plan.—The Royal Palace. ..."

6. Travels Amongst American Indians: Their Ancient Earthworks and Temples by Lindesay Brine (1894)
"THE journey from San Tomas to Santa Cruz del quiche was made unexpectedly fatiguing, in consequence of the difficulties placed across our track .by the ..."

7. Latin-American [mythology] by Hartley Burr Alexander (1920)
"... upon the builders of the ancient cities which, indeed, they seem scarcely to have known. Rather, when the quiche and their kindred entered the land, ..."

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