galette

noun ga·lette \ gə-ˈlet \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of galette

1 :a flat round cake of pastry often topped with fruit
2 :a food prepared and served in the shape of a flat round cake
  • a galette of potatoes

Examples of galette in a Sentence

  1. a golden-brown galette of lightly buttered and sautéed potato slices

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Origin and Etymology of galette

borrowed from French, going back to Old French galete, diminutive of Norman dialect gale "kind of flat cake," feminine derivative of Picard & Norman gal "pebble," probably going back to pre-Latin *gallo-

galette Synonyms

Synonyms
croquette, cutlet, fritter, cake, patty (also pattie)
Related Words
finger, stick; gâteau (or gateau)

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