Examples from the Web for omelette
His Sunday-morning ritual was cutting them into little pieces and frying them crisp and then folding them into an omelette.
Froise, froiz, n. a kind of pancake or omelette, often with slices of bacon.
My larder is, as you see, poor enough; but if you are hungry one can always try and procure an omelette.The Duel|A. I. Kuprin
He had never tasted an omelette; he had never seen an omelette.Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)|Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for omelette
esp US omelet
Word Origin for omelette
Word Origin and History for omelette
1610s, from French omelette (16c.), metathesis of alemette (14c.), from alemele "omelet," literally "blade (of a knife or sword)," probably a misdivision of la lemelle (mistaken as l'alemelle), from Latin lamella "thin, small plate," diminutive of lamina "plate, layer" (see laminate). The food so called from its flat shape. The proverb "you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs" (1859) translates French On ne saurait faire une omelette sans casser des oeufs. Middle English had hanonei "fried onions mixed with scrambled eggs" (mid-15c.).