Definition of omelet in English:


Syllabification: om·e·let
Pronunciation: /ˈäm(ə)lət
(also omelette)


A dish of beaten eggs cooked in a frying pan until firm, often with a filling added while cooking, and usually served folded over.
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French omelette, earlier amelette, alteration of alumette, variant of alumelle, from lemele 'knife blade', from Latin lamella (see lamella). The association with 'knife blade' is probably because of the thin flat shape of an omelet.

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