[ga-toh, gah-; French gah-toh]
noun, plural gâteaux [ga-toh-tohz, gah-; French gah-toh] . French Cookery.
a cake, especially a very light sponge cake with a rich icing or filling.

1835–45; < French; Old French gastel (compare Middle English wastel < Old North French) < Frankish *wastil, perhaps akin to Old English, Old Saxon wist food, nourishment

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gateau or gâteau (ˈɡætəʊ)
n , pl -teaux
any of various elaborate cakes, usually layered with cream and richly decorated
[French: cake]
gâteau or gâteau (ˈɡætəʊ, -təʊz)
[French: cake]

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