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gateau (n.)

1845, from French gâteau "cake," from Old French gastel, from Frankish *wastil "cake," from Proto-Germanic *was-tilaz, from PIE *wes- (5) "to eat, consume."

updated on February 23, 2015

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Definitions of gateau from WordNet

gateau (n.)
any of various rich and elaborate cakes;
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