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  • n. A dish made with beaten eggs cooked in a frying pan without stirring, flipped over to cook on both sides, and sometimes filled or topped with cheese, chives or other foodstuffs

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

From French omelette, from alemette, from alemelle ("knife blade"), probably derived from la lemelle, from Latin lamella ("thin plate"). (Wiktionary)

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