zuppa inglese

noun, often capitalized I
zup·​pa in·​gle·​se | \ ˌtsü-pə-iŋ-ˈglā-(ˌ)zā How to pronounce zuppa inglese (audio) , ˌzü-, -in-, -(ˌ)sā \

Definition of zuppa inglese

: a dessert consisting of sponge cake and custard or pudding that is flavored with rum, covered with cream, and garnished with fruit

First Known Use of zuppa inglese

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zuppa inglese

Italian, literally, English soup

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“Zuppa inglese.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zuppa%20inglese. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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