- a small dish in which food can be baked and served.
- a small, separately cooked portion of a cheese preparation or other food mixture baked in a small dish without a lid.
- a savoury dish made from a cheese mixture baked in a fireproof container
- the container itself
1706, from French ramequin (late 17c.), said to be from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Low German rom “cream”), from Proto-Germanic *rau(g)ma-, of uncertain origin.