Definition of tiramisu in English:


Syllabification: tir·a·mi·su
Pronunciation: /ˌtirəmēˈso͞o, -ˈmēso͞o
(also tiramisù)


  • An Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked in coffee and brandy or liqueur with powdered chocolate and mascarpone cheese.
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    • Caesar salad dressing, the Italian dessert tiramisu, homemade ice cream, chocolate mousse, eggnog, cookie dough, and frostings can contain raw eggs.
    • Other desserts include tiramisu and a bonbon liqueur, which looked as if it came from the Viennetta school of dessert design.
    • One such confection is the Venetian dessert tiramisu, meaning pick-me-up, which involves first creaming the mascarpone with yolks of egg and a little fresh cream, and then incorporating whipped whites of egg.


Italian, from the phrase tirami su 'pick me up'.

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