noun, plural gâ·teaux [ga-toh-tohz, gah-; French gah-toh] /gæˈtoʊˈtoʊz, gɑ-; French gɑˈtoʊ/. French Cookery.
Origin of gâteau
Examples from the Web for gateau
Do you know this most exquisite cake of yours much resembles a gateau aux truffes?Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 3|Various
A gateau is also made of pig's liver; it is therefore rather difficult to define what a "gateau" is.
She had had gateau and cherries in a convent-garden once, and had swung among apple-blossoms in an orchard belonging to one.Heriot's Choice|Rosa Nouchette Carey
noun plural -teaux (-təʊz)
Word Origin for gateau
1845, from French gâteau "cake," from Old French gastel, from Frankish *wastil "cake," from Proto-Germanic *was-tilaz, from PIE *wes- "to eat, consume."