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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dish consisting of beaten eggs cooked until set and folded over, often around a filling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of omelette.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dish consisting of eggs beaten up with a little flour, etc., and cooked in a frying pan until just set into a semisolid consistency; it may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly. When additional ingredients are mixed in, the names of the ingredients may be mentioned in the name of the omelet

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dish consisting of eggs beaten lightly, with the addition of milk, salt, and sometimes a little flour; it is browned in a buttered pan on the top of the stove. Omelets are some-times prepared with cheese, ham, parsley, jelly, fish, or other additions.

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

  • n. beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly

Etymologies

French omelette, from Old French amlette, alteration of alumette, variant of alumelle, probably from (la) lemelle, (the) knife blade, from Latin lāmella, diminutive of lāmina, thin plate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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