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[guh-let] /gəˈlɛt/
any of various thin, round cakes or pastries, often with a filling or topping: a galette glazed with blackberry jam;
a cabbage-stuffed galette.
a savory buckwheat crepe typical of northwestern French cuisine, cooked on a griddle and garnished with meat, cheese, vegetables, or egg:
Grandma always made ham-and-cheese galettes for Sunday brunch.
Origin of galette
1775-80; < French galette, from Old French galet “smooth pebble on a beach,” from gal “pebble, chip” Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She returned to Rue du Helder with a portion of galette, which she had no desire to taste; but Paul was not in his place.

  • I trust the whole school had galette with sugar on your birthday, Elizabeth?

  • Here, good wife, a cup of wine and some galette for this gentleman.

    The Grey Woman and other Tales Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
  • Mounted upon Zephyr and galette, the captain and the count scoured the island in search of some available retreat.

    Off on a Comet Jules Verne
  • She would bring them herself, and have a slice of galette or a fig from the big basketful with them.

  • It was not for nothing that the Norman farmer lounged in the court and doorway, and brought home presents of galette.

    My Lady Ludlow Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Monsieur, give me a little flour and some butter, and I'll make a galette for the young ones.

    Eugenie Grandet Honore de Balzac
  • When they ventured to the top of the height as far as the "galette Windmill" they had a stewed rabbit.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • A few years ago the “galette” was not the safest of places for a stranger to go to alone.

    The Real Latin Quarter F. Berkeley Smith
  • Pierre accepted the galette, reciprocated the civil speeches, but kept his eyes open.

    My Lady Ludlow Elizabeth Gaskell

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