See also: gateau

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

gâteau (plural gâteaux or gâteaus)

  1. Alternative form of gateau

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French gasteau, from Old French gastel, from Frankish *wastil, from Proto-Germanic *wastilaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wes- (to eat; consume). Compare Old English wist (food; provision; feast) and obsolete English wastel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡɑ.to/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -o

NounEdit

gâteau m (plural gâteaux)

  1. A sponge cake, i.e. a cake made with a chemical leavening agent (e.g. baking powder), making it light and airy (as opposed to a denser torte).
  2. (Louisiana) A cookie.

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