1. [syn: omelet, omelette]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
omelet \om"e*let\, omelette \om"e*lette\, n. [F. omelette, OF.
amelette, alumete, alumelle, perh. fr. L. lamella. Cf.
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; as, a plain omelet. When additional
ingredients are mixed in, the names of the ingredients may be
mentioned in the name of the omelet; as, a ham and cheese
omelet; a bacon and cheese omelet
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5 + PJC]
western omelet an omelet containing chopped pieces of ham,
onion, and green peppers.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be
folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly [syn: omelet,