charlotte russe

char·​lotte russe | \ ˈshär-lət-ˈrüs How to pronounce charlotte russe (audio) \

Definition of charlotte russe

: a charlotte made with sponge cake or ladyfingers and a whipped-cream or custard-gelatin filling

Examples of charlotte russe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Take your pick: blancmange, tipsy cake, charlotte russe with ladyfingers, cornflake macaroons, sea foam frosting. Barbara Mahany,, "Retro cookbooks offer comforts from another era for these uncertain times," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of charlotte russe

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for charlotte russe

French, literally, Russian charlotte

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“Charlotte russe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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