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n. 1 A type of flat, round cake from France. 2 ((short for Breton galette English)) A pancake made with buckwheat flour, and often with a savoury filling, originally from (w: Upper Brittany) in France.


Galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of flat round or freeform crusty cakes, or, in the case of a Breton galette (, ), a pancake made with buckwheat flour usually with a savoury filling. Of the cake type of galette, one notable variety is the galette des Rois ( King cake) eaten on the day of Epiphany. In French Canada the term galette is usually applied to pastries best described as large cookies.

Usage examples of "galette".

Captain Servadac mounted his horse Zephyr, and Ben Zoof simultaneously got astride his mare Galette, named after the mill of Montmartre.

Zephyr and Galette were soon saddled, and in twenty minutes had carried their riders to the western extremity of the island, where they both dismounted and began to explore the coast.

On the walls he put a painting of pink shrimps, a portrait of Père Tanguy in his round straw hat, the Moulin de la Galette, a female nude seen from the back, and a study of the Champs Elysées.

He was no sooner awake than he began to prepare himself for supper by eating galette, unripe pears, and cold potatoes--with, so far as I could judge, positive benefit to his appetite.

The chef had prepared a fine meal: potato galettes, roasted squab, a medley of summer squash.