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om·e·let

also om·e·lette  (ŏm′ə-lĭt, ŏm′lĭt)
n.
A dish consisting of beaten eggs cooked until set and folded over, often around a filling.

[French omelette, from Old French amlette, alteration of alumette, variant of alumelle, probably from (la) lemelle, (the) knife blade, from Latin lāmella, diminutive of lāmina, thin plate.]

omelette

(ˈɒmlɪt) or

omelet

n
(Cookery) a savoury or sweet dish of beaten eggs cooked in fat
[C17: from French omelette, changed from alumette, from alumelle sword blade, changed by mistaken division from la lemelle, from Latin (see lamella); apparently from the flat shape of the omelette]
omelet, omelette - Omelet has also been written omelette, amulet, and aumelet; omelet's root sense is "thin layer" or "crepe," and it was first described in English as a "pancake of eggs."
See also related terms for pancake.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.omelette - beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just setomelette - beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
firm omelet - eggs beaten with milk or cream and cooked until set
fluffy omelet - souffle-like omelet made by beating and adding the whites separately
egg foo yong, egg fu yung - omelet containing onions and celery and chopped meat or fish
Translations
omeleta
omelet
munakasomeletti
omlet
omletttojáslepény
eggjakaka
オムレツ
오믈렛
omletas
omlete
omeleta
omleta
omelett
ไข่เจียว
trứng ốp lết

omelette

omelet [ˈɒmlɪt ˈɒmlət] nomelette f
cheese omelette → omelette au fromage omelette panomelette pan npoêle f à frire

omelette

, (US) omelet
nOmelett(e) nt; you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs (Prov) → wo gehobelt wird, da fallen Späne (Prov)

omelette

omelet [ˈɒmlɪt] nfrittata, omelette f inv
ham/cheese omelette → omelette al prosciutto/al formaggio

omelette,

omelet

(ˈomlit) noun
eggs beaten and fried sometimes with vegetables, meat etc. a mushroom omelette.

omelette

أُومْلِيتُ omeleta omelet Omelett ομελέτα tortilla munakas omelette omlet omelette オムレツ 오믈렛 omelet omelett omlet omeleta, omelete омлет omelett ไข่เจียว omlet trứng ốp lết 煎蛋
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