, OF. amelette
, perh. fr. L. lamella
. Cf. Lamella
western omelet an omelet containing chopped pieces of ham, onion, and green peppers.
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]