omelet
omelet om"e*let, omelette om"e*lette, n. [F. omelette, OF. amelette, alumete, alumelle, perh. fr. L. lamella. Cf. {Lamella}.] (Cookery) A dish consisting of eggs beaten up with a little flour, etc., and cooked in a frying pan until just set into a semisolid consistency; it may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly; as, a plain omelet. When additional ingredients are mixed in, the names of the ingredients may be mentioned in the name of the omelet; as, a ham and cheese omelet; a bacon and cheese omelet [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5 + PJC]

{western omelet} an omelet containing chopped pieces of ham, onion, and green peppers. [PJC]


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  • omelet — (n.) 1610s, from Fr. omelette (16c.), metathesis of alemette (14c.), from alemelle blade of a knife or sword, probably a misdivision of la lemelle (mistaken as l alemelle), from L. lamella thin, small plate, dim. of lamina plate, layer (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • omelet — or omelette [äm′lət, äm′ə lət] n. [Fr omelette, earlier amelette, by metathesis < alemette < alemelle < L lamella, small plate: see LAMELLA] a dish consisting of beaten eggs, seasonings, etc., cooked or baked in a flat mass and usually… …   English World dictionary

  • omelet — n. 1) to make an omelet 2) a cheese; mushroom; plain; Spanish; Western omelet * * * [ ɒmlɪt] Spanish Western omelet mushroom plain a cheese to make an omelet …   Combinatory dictionary

  • omelet — noun beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly • Syn: ↑omelette • Hypernyms: ↑dish • Hyponyms: ↑firm omelet, ↑fluffy omelet, ↑egg foo yong, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • omelet — or omelette noun Etymology: French omelette, alteration of Middle French amelette, alemette, alteration of alemelle thin plate, ultimately from Latin lamella, diminutive of lamina Date: circa 1611 beaten eggs cooked without stirring until set and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • omelet — /om lit, om euh /, n. eggs beaten until frothy, often combined with other ingredients, as herbs, chopped ham, cheese, or jelly, and cooked until set. Also, omelette. [1605 15; < F omelette, earlier amelette, metathetic form of alemette, var. of… …   Universalium

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