Was"tel (?), n. [OF. wastel, gastel, F. gateau, LL. wastellus, fr. MHG. wastel a kind of bread; cf. OHG. & AS. wist food.]
A kind of white and fine bread or cake; -- called also wastel bread, and wastel cake.
Roasted flesh or milk and wasted bread.
The simnel bread and wastel cakes, which were only used at the tables of the highest nobility.
Sir W. Scott.
© Webster 1913.