charlotte russe


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

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,, 29 June 2018

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Word History


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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“Charlotte russe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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