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charlotte

[shahr-luh t] /ˈʃɑr lət/
noun
1.
a dessert of many varieties, served hot or cold and commonly made by lining a mold with cake or bread and filling it with fruit, whipped cream, custard, or gelatin.
2.
the mold used in making this dessert.
Origin of charlotte
1790-1800
From French, dating back to 1790-1800, special use of woman's name

Charlotte

[shahr-luh t] /ˈʃɑr lət/
noun
1.
Grand Duchess (Charlotte Aldegonde Elise Marie Wilhelmine) 1896–1985, sovereign of Luxembourg 1919–64.
2.
a city in S North Carolina.
3.
a female given name: derived from Charles.
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  • You may make a charlotte with any sort of jam, marmalade, or fruit jelly.

  • The aunt said, 'charlotte, Miss Wade is wearing you to death, and this must not continue.'

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • He met me aside, and privately bade me go to Roy's (where charlotte was).

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • At charlotte's door we heard the greeting of her black maid.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • In gratitude for charlotte's word she sank backward in a long obeisance.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
British Dictionary definitions for charlotte

charlotte

/ˈʃɑːlət/
noun
1.
a baked dessert served hot or cold, commonly made with fruit and layers or a casing of bread or cake crumbs, sponge cake, etc: apple charlotte
2.
short for charlotte russe
Word Origin
C19: from French, from the name Charlotte

Charlotte

/ˈʃɑːlət/
noun
1.
a city in S North Carolina: the largest city in the state. Pop: 584 658 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for charlotte

Charlotte

fem. proper name, from the French fem. of Charlot, a diminutive of Charles. Meaning "apple marmalade covered with bread-crumbs" is attested from 1796, presumably from French (where, however, the dessert name is attested only from 1804), possibly from the fem. proper name, but the connection is obscure. Perhaps from some French dialect word. Cf. Middle English charlette (mid-14c.) "dish containing meat, eggs, milk, etc.," said to be probably from Old French char laitée "meat with milk."

The city in North Carolina, U.S., was settled c.1750 and named for Princess Charlotte Sophia (1744-1818), who married George III of England in 1761; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, also was named for her (1763).

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charlotte in Culture

Charlotte definition


City in southern North Carolina.

Note: Largest city of the state, and the foremost commercial and industrial center of the Piedmont region.
Note: Named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III of England.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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