From the google search of the phrase:
English Oxford Dictionary Definition Of Biscuit (this is the link)
Dictionary: bis·cuit (bĭs’kĭt)
n., pl., -cuits.
A small cake of shortened bread leavened with baking powder or soda.
A thin, crisp cracker.
A pale brown.
pl., biscuit. Clay that has been fired once but not glazed. Also called bisque.
[Middle English bisquit, from Old French biscuit, from Medieval Latin bis coctus : Latin bis, twice + Latin coctus, past participle of coquere, to cook.]
A baked flour confectionery dried down to low moisture content. The name is derived from the Latin bis coctus, meaning cooked twice. A 100-g portion provides 400-500 kcal (1680-2100 kJ). Known as cookie in the USA, where ‘biscuit’ means a small cake-like bun.
[BIHS-kiht] 1. In America, biscuits refer to small quick breads, which often use leaveners like baking powder or baking soda. Biscuits are generally savory (but can be sweet), and the texture should be tender and light. 2. In the British Isles, the term “biscuit” usually refers to a flat, thin cookie or cracker. 3. The word biscuit comes from the French bis cuit (“twice cooked”), which is what the original sea biscuits aboard ship had to be in order to remain crisp.
…Oh there is more, much more. So much more that my eyes crossed, twice, trying to get to the bottom of the page without glazing over. Glazing, isn’t that about donuts? We won’t even go there. Click on the link to read for yourselves.
Let it be said that the problems this American is having over what is, and what is not a biscuit according to the British blog readers are systemic to the differences in definition as explained so thoroughly confusingly by so called authoritative sources.
But the pursuit to understanding remains untarnished.
(But taste testing is more fun.)
The Orange Frances Garrison.