: beaten eggs cooked without stirring until firm and folded in half often with a filling
Variants of OMELET
om·e·let or om·e·lette\ˈäm-lət, ˈä-mə-lət\
Word History of OMELET
Although the word omelet does not have much resemblance to the Latin word lamina, the shape of an omelet does resemble a thin plate, which is what lamina, the ultimate source of omelet, means. The Romans used the noun lamella, which is derived from lamina, to mean “thin metal plate.”Lamella became lemelle in Old French, then, by a long series of changes, amelette or omelette by about 1600. The word also took on the additional meaning “dish of beaten eggs,” and was borrowed from French into English in the 1600s.