Definition of lamington in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlamɪŋtən/


Australian /NZ
A square of sponge cake dipped in melted chocolate and grated coconut.
Example sentences
  • I've being baking scones and lamingtons just to get in the mood.
  • We had a nice tour of the Sydney Art Gallery and drank coffee while I sampled lamingtons, one of the tasty Australian desserts.
  • I have a shocking sweet tooth (which the baby has apparently inherited) and now I'm absolutely lusting after lamingtons.


Apparently from the name of Lord Lamington, Governor of Queensland (1895–1901).

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