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.
Variant of gâteau
- 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 gâteauFrench cake ; from Old French gastel ; from Frankish an unverified form wastil