charlotte russe

noun
char·lotte russe | \ˈshär-lət-ˈrüs \

Definition of charlotte russe 

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

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Take your pick: blancmange, tipsy cake, charlotte russe with ladyfingers, cornflake macaroons, sea foam frosting. Barbara Mahany, chicagotribune.com, "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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