zuppa inglese


zup·​pa in·​gle·​se ˌtsü-pə-iŋ-ˈglā-(ˌ)zā How to pronounce zuppa inglese (audio)
often capitalized I
: a dessert consisting of sponge cake and custard or pudding that is flavored with rum, covered with cream, and garnished with fruit

Word History


Italian, literally, English soup

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zuppa inglese was in 1896

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“Zuppa inglese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zuppa%20inglese. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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