ladyfinger

noun
la·​dy·​fin·​ger | \ ˈlā-dē-ˌfiŋ-gər How to pronounce ladyfinger (audio) \

Definition of ladyfinger

: a small finger-shaped sponge cake

Examples of ladyfinger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Repeat with remaining ladyfingers and sorbet, arranging in single layer over cream. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Lemon Mascarpone Parfaits," 27 July 2018 Booths that look like giant bunches of ladyfingers line the front wall, while Corinthian columns and theatrical red curtains add to the pomp of the place. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Diners can (mostly) bank on the all-day menu at Cafe Riggs," 21 Feb. 2020 Also, ladyfingers contain 92 percent lady, but only 17 percent fingers. Washington Post, "Style Invitational Week 1349: Revise and extend these remarks," 12 Sep. 2019 This element can take many forms, such as cookies, graham crackers or ladyfingers. Jessie Sheehan, Washington Post, "How to make an icebox cake, the coolest (literally!) no-bake dessert," 1 Aug. 2019 Arrange 8 ladyfinger cookies (breaking as necessary) in bottoms of 8 short 8- to 10-oz glasses, then drizzle half of melted sorbet over them to evenly coat. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Lemon Mascarpone Parfaits," 27 July 2018 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 The crunchy almond cookies replace soft smushy ladyfingers for a welcome twist on the classic dessert. Ignacio Mattos, Bon Appetit, "Tiramisù With Amaretti Cookies," 23 Apr. 2018 Using a spoon, drizzle about half the liqueur and half the espresso over the ladyfingers. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How to Make Sophia Loren's Tiramisu," 16 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of ladyfinger

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Ladyfinger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ladyfinger. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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