gâteau

noun gâ·teau \ (ˌ)gä-ˈtō \
variants: or gateau
Updated on: 2 May 2018

Definition of gâteau

plural gâteaux or gateaux play \(ˌ)gä-ˈtō(z)\ also gateaus
1 : food baked or served in the form of a cake
  • eggplant gâteau
2 : a rich or fancy cake

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Origin and Etymology of gâteau

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


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