- a rich layer cake or a pastry shell filled as with custard or mousse
- a meat, fish, or vegetable preparation shaped like a cake
Origin of gâteauFr, cake from Old French gastel from Frankish an unverified form wastil
nounpl. gâteaux, or ga·teaux
A cake or pastry, especially a light one filled with custard, fruit, or nuts.
Origin of gateauFrench from Old French gastel cake from Frankish wastil food
(plural gâteaux or gâteaus)
- Alternative form of gateau.