- 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”
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Examples from the Web for galette
Here, good wife, a cup of wine and some galette for this gentleman.The Grey Woman and other Tales
Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
I trust the whole school had galette with sugar on your birthday, Elizabeth?The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax
She would bring them herself, and have a slice of galette or a fig from the big basketful with them.A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Mounted upon Zephyr and Galette, the captain and the count scoured the island in search of some available retreat.Off on a Comet
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.San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams
Charles Paul de Kock