Definitions

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  • n. a rich, usually iced, cake

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any of various rich and elaborate cakes, particularly a light sponge cake having a rich filling or rich icing, such as gateau foret noire (Black Forest Cake).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cake.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various rich and elaborate cakes

Etymologies

Borrowing from French gâteau. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I hope the gateau was a delicious treat for your anniversary.

    Pour Some (boiling hot) Sugar On Me...Gateau Saint Honore.

  • I am up to trying out a new "gateau" receipe and have told my family who are "tres joyeux"!!

    gateau - French Word-A-Day

  • I am up to trying out a new "gateau" receipe and have told my family who are "tres joyeux"!

    gateau - French Word-A-Day

  • I was happy to comply, and for the record, Dad offered to make my second cake for me but I insisted that I would do it and decided to return to my traditional birthday gateau which is a black forest cake.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • A gateau is also made of pig's liver; it is therefore rather difficult to define what a "gateau" is.

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 355, October 16, 1886

  • Batuman reads Red Cavalry while trying to cook a black forest gateau.

    The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them by Elif Batuman – review

  • Crystal Mountain's Thistle Pub & Grille, located in Kinlochen, a Scottish-inspired lodge near the Clipper quad lift, might sound rather bar-like and it does have a wide selection of Scottish ales, Michigan wines, designer martinis and single malt whiskeys, but it's helmed by CIA-trained executive chef Darren Hawley who regularly whips up such exquisitely delicious delights as smoked pheasant and morel galantine with pickled beet and goat cheese gateau.

    Pam Grout: Crystal Mountain Resort: Skiing for Grownups

  • Then you can invite all the tired princesses to participate in the big gateau ceremony involving as many cake – options as possible (sampling takes a looong time) with contributions from the other mums.

    party planner

  • William Butterfield's gothic confection, half seat of learning, half Black Forest gateau, has divided residents ever since its completion in 1870.

    Victorian and Edwardian buildings: examples from the era

  • Matthieu's mother, Corinne, had prepared five desserts for the celebration and, knowing what a good cook she is, I got in line illico* to sample the gateau au chocolat, * crumble au poires, * Madeleines, gateau au yaourt* and a brownie ... or two.

    Savoir Vivre

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