Omelet Pan (1865); Paella Pan (1960; Springform Pan (1960)

Michael Quinion TheEditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Sat Apr 19 09:03:27 UTC 2003

Barry Popik wroteL

> OMELET PAN   OED has no entry.

Er, my copy does, though it gives it as "omelette (frying)-pan", with
a first entry in that form from 1846. The first example of "omelette
pan" is from 1879, so you've dead-heated with OED2 there.

Michael Quinion
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