charlotte russe

noun

char·​lotte russe ˈshär-lət-ˈrüs How to pronounce charlotte russe (audio)
: a charlotte made with sponge cake or ladyfingers and a whipped-cream or custard-gelatin filling

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Take your pick: blancmange, tipsy cake, charlotte russe with ladyfingers, cornflake macaroons, sea foam frosting. Barbara Mahany, chicagotribune.com, 29 June 2018

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Word History

Etymology

French, literally, Russian charlotte

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of charlotte russe was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Charlotte russe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charlotte%20russe. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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