A dessert consisting of custard enclosed in sponge cake or a casing of ladyfingers.
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.
mid 19th century: French, literally 'Russian charlotte'.
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