gâteau

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noun gâ·teau \(ˌ)gä-ˈtō\
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gateau

Definition of gâteau

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gâteaux

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gateaux

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gateaus

  1. 1 :  food baked or served in the form of a cake eggplant gâteau

  2. 2 :  a rich or fancy cake

Origin and Etymology of gâteau

French, from Old French gastel, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English wist sustenance, food


First Known Use: 1764


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