Gateau meaning

gă-tō, gä-
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A rich layer cake or a pastry shell filled as with custard or mousse.
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A meat, fish, or vegetable preparation shaped like a cake.
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Alternative form of gateau.
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A cake or pastry, especially a light one filled with custard, fruit, or nuts.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of gateau - gateau, g-ateau

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gateau
Plural:
gateaus, gateaux, gteaus, gteaux

Origin of gateau

  • French from Old French gastel cake from Frankish wastil food

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition