la·​dy·​fin·​ger | \ˈlā-dē-ˌfiŋ-gər \

Definition of ladyfinger 

: a small finger-shaped sponge cake

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Layer another one-third of yogurt mixture over berries, followed by a layer of remaining ladyfingers. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon liqueur and dollop with remaining yogurt mixture. Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Vanilla Yogurt and Berry Trifle," 4 Nov. 2010 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 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 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 Dollop about half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers and spread it into an even layer. The Editors At House Beautiful, House Beautiful, "A Festive and Unique Twist on a Classic Dessert," 19 Nov. 2014 Cover the ladyfingers with the remaining mascarpone mixture and spread it into an even layer. Sift the remaining cocoa powder over the top. The Editors At House Beautiful, House Beautiful, "A Festive and Unique Twist on a Classic Dessert," 19 Nov. 2014 Scatter about 1⁄2 the berries over the ladyfingers in pan. Woman's Day, "Lime and Berry Loaf Cake," 1 Feb. 2012 The addition of Marsala wine to the ladyfinger cookies adds a depth to the dish. M.l. Santovec, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Satisfy your sweet tooth at these Lake Country restaurants," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of ladyfinger

1820, in the meaning defined above

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