[ ga-toh, gah-; French gah-toh ]
/ gæˈtoʊ, gɑ-; French gɑˈtoʊ /
noun, plural gâ·teaux [ga-toh-tohz, gah-; French gah-toh]. /gæˈtoʊˈtoʊz, gɑ-; French gɑˈtoʊ/. French Cooking.
a cake, especially a very light sponge cake with a rich icing or filling.
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Origin of gâteau
1835–45; <French; Old French gastel (compare Middle English wastel<Old North French ) <Frankish *wastil, perhaps akin to Old English, Old Saxon wist food, nourishment
Words nearby gâteau
, gate array
, gated community
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British Dictionary definitions for gâteau
noun plural -teaux (-təʊz)
any of various elaborate cakes, usually layered with cream and richly decorated
Word Origin for gateau
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