omelet

or om·e·lette

[ om-lit, om-uh- ]
/ ˈɒm lɪt, ˈɒm ə- /

noun

eggs beaten until frothy, often combined with other ingredients, as herbs, chopped ham, cheese, or jelly, and cooked until set.

Origin of omelet

1605–15; < French omelette, earlier amelette, metathetic form of alemette, variant of alemelle literally, thin plate, variant of Old French lemelle < Latin lāmella. See lamella, -et
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omelette

esp US omelet

/ (ˈɒmlɪt) /

noun

a savoury or sweet dish of beaten eggs cooked in fat

Word Origin for omelette

C17: from French omelette, changed from alumette, from alumelle sword blade, changed by mistaken division from la lemelle, from Latin (see lamella); apparently from the flat shape of the omelette
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