om·​e·​let | \ ˈäm-lət , ˈä-mə-\
variants: or omelette

Definition of omelet

: beaten eggs cooked without stirring until set and served folded in half Her omelet had a filling of cheese, peppers, and meat.

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Saotomean delicacies, such as sea snails and omelets packed with smoked fish, can be enjoyed at the Museu Almada Negreiros, near Monte Café, about 25-minute drive inland from São Tomé city (239-991-61-72, Gabriele Steinhauser, WSJ, "Fantasized About Being a Castaway? Check Out This Island Holiday," 18 Dec. 2018 Or that the Japanese okonomiyaki—a cabbage omelet that can cure a hangover and most variations of malaise—has become ubiquitous. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Why Pastured Eggs Are the Perfect Food," 13 Sep. 2018 Spam, a nod to the Hawaiian version of omusubi, is slapped over tamago, omelet laced with sugar and mirin: the classic death match — and love match — of salty and sweet. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Rice Balls, Subtle and Showy Alike, at Omusubi Gonbei," 12 Apr. 2018 Van Ness prepped for the big day ahead with breakfast (a veggie omelet and toast) on his balcony, followed by a session of pre-glam yoga to calm his nerves. Vogue, "Watch Jonathan Van Ness Prep for His Instantly Iconic Red Carpet Moment at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards," 17 Sep. 2018 Mystic, hosts brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with stationary displays, carving and omelet stations, salads, breads, entree selections and desserts. Leeanne Griffin,, "She's The Best, So Here's Where To Take Mom To Eat On Mother's Day," 23 Apr. 2018 Timothée Chalamet ate, or perhaps just stood near, a plate that contained an omelet and some bacon on a sunny patch of the Sunset Tower Hotel terrace. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, October 5 Edition," 5 Oct. 2018 An omelet for breakfast and mini pizza bagels for lunch are just some of the free meals being offered this summer by the School District of Palm Beach County’s School Food Service Department for children age 18 and younger at schools and libraries. Kari Barnett,, "Palm Beach County School District offering free meals for students this summer," 10 July 2018 According to May’s Men’s Health, Crews practices intermittent fasting — consisting of borderline starvation for 16 consecutive hours followed by lean meals of omelets, salads, and protein shakes. Claire Wolters,, "Terry Crews participates in a cheesy promotion at Firefly Music Festival this weekend," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of omelet

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for omelet

French omelette, alteration of Middle French amelette, alemette, alteration of alemelle thin plate, ultimately from Latin lamella, diminutive of lamina

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English Language Learners Definition of omelet

: a dish made from eggs that are mixed together, cooked without stirring, and served folded in half often with a filling of cheese, vegetables, or meat


variants: or omelette \ ˈäm-​lət , ˈä-​mə-​lət \

Kids Definition of omelet

: beaten eggs cooked without stirring until firm and folded in half often with a filling

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