ga·​lette gə-ˈlet How to pronounce galette (audio)
: a flat round cake of pastry often topped with fruit
: a food prepared and served in the shape of a flat round cake
a galette of potatoes

Examples of galette in a Sentence

a golden-brown galette of lightly buttered and sautéed potato slices
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Word History


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-

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of galette was in 1775

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Cite this Entry

“Galette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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