Definition of charlotte russe in English:

charlotte russe

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Pronunciation: /ˈruːs
 
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noun

  • A pudding consisting of custard enclosed in sponge cake or a casing of sponge fingers.
    More example sentences
    • A charlotte russe is an extraordinary dessert - a circle of little cakes, called ladyfingers, topped with clouds of whipped cream.
    • Along with the egg creams and charlotte russes are the requisite luncheonettes and kitchenettes.
    • Mama is having a tea party, and Electra is sent to Mrs. Zimmerman's bakery to buy six charlotte russes.

Origin

French, literally 'Russian charlotte'.

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