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.

[Obs.]

Roasted flesh or milk and wasted bread. Chaucer.

The simnel bread and wastel cakes, which were only used at the tables of the highest nobility. Sir W. Scott.

 

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