omelette


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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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Wragge, catching instantly at a word in connection with cookery, and harnessing her head to the omelette for the rest of the evening.
I will provide lard for the stuff-lard for the omelette," said the hospitable gentleman with sandy whiskers.
At a wayside restaurant I partook of an omelette and some wine, and was charged for the idyllic repast a thaler and a half.
In attempting des oeufs a la Princesse, he had unfortunately perpetrated an omelette a la Reine; the discovery of a principle in ethics had been frustrated by the overturning of a stew; and last, not least, he had been thwarted in one of those admirable bargains which he at all times took such especial delight in bringing to a successful termination.
The only other person he even admitted to be a judge of an omelette was his friend Cray--and as Brown remembered this, he turned to look for the other officer.
It is necessary to break eggs in order to make an omelette.
I care no more for the philosopher's stone than for a pebble, and I would rather find over his furnace an omelette of Easter eggs and bacon, than the biggest philosopher's stone in the world.
They sat down at a vacant table and waited for the omelette which was the first article on the bill of fare.
When one has laid the eggs one eats the omelette," said Hughling Elliot, exquisitely in French, a hint to the rest of them that it was time to ride on again.
There was watercress soup, and sole, and a delightful omelette stuffed with mushrooms and truffles, and two small rare ducklings, and artichokes, and a dry yellow Rhone wine of which Bartley had always been very fond.
An excellent omelette, and cutlets cooked to perfection, he sent away untasted--he, whose appetite never failed him, whose digestion was still equal to any demands on it!
For the cabin, raw bonita native style, turtle soup, omelette a la Samoset--"