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rarebit

n.

The Devil's Dictionary

Ambrose Bierce

A Welsh rabbit, in the speech of the humorless, who point out that it is not a rabbit. To whom it may be solemnly explained that the comestible known as toad-in-a-hole is really not a toad, and that riz-de-veau à la financiere is not the smile of a calf prepared after the recipe of a she banker.