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  1. any of various thin, round cakes or pastries, often with a filling or topping: a galette glazed with blackberry jam; a cabbage-stuffed galette.
  2. 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.
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Origin of galette

1775–80; < French galette, from Old French galet “smooth pebble on a beach,” from gal “pebble, chip”
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Historical Examples of 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?

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

  • 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 returned to Rue du Helder with a portion of galette, which she had no desire to taste; but Paul was not in his place.