omelette

An omelette is an egg dish that's folded in half and filled with cheese, meat, or vegetables. Next time you go out to breakfast, try ordering an omelette instead of your usual fried eggs!

The word omelette is French, from a root meaning "thin, small plate," a reference to an omelette's flat shape. Historians have traced the omelette back to ancient Persia, where cooks made savory dishes using beaten eggs. Today's omelette is generally fluffy and filled with cheese, and while the one you get at a diner may seem large, it can't match the world's largest omelette, which weighed over 14,000 pounds and used 145,000 eggs.

Definitions of omelette
  1. noun
    beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly
    synonyms: omelet
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    firm omelet
    eggs beaten with milk or cream and cooked until set
    fluffy omelet
    souffle-like omelet made by beating and adding the whites separately
    egg foo yong, egg fu yung
    omelet containing onions and celery and chopped meat or fish
    French omelet
    omelet cooked quickly and slid onto a plate
    western omelet
    a firm omelet that has diced ham and peppers and onions
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    dish
    a particular item of prepared food
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