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[tawrt; German tawr-tuh] /tɔrt; German ˈtɔr tə/
noun, plural tortes
[tawrts] /tɔrts/ (Show IPA).
German, torten
[tawr-tn] /ˈtɔr tn/ (Show IPA)
a rich cake, especially one containing little or no flour, usually made with eggs and ground nuts or bread crumbs.
Origin of torte
1955-60; < German < Italian torta < Late Latin (Vulgate) tōrta (panis) round loaf (of bread), probably feminine of Latin tortus twisted (see tort), with VL lengthening of o (compare French tourte) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for torten


/tɔːt; German ˈtɔrtə/
a rich cake, originating in Austria, usually decorated or filled with cream, fruit, nuts, and jam
Word Origin
C16: ultimately perhaps from Late Latin tōrta a round loaf, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for torten



"sweet cake, tart," 1748, from German Torte; earlier sense of "round cake, round bread" (1550s) is from Middle French torte; both from Late Latin torta "flat cake," also "round loaf of bread" (cf. Italian torte, Spanish torta), probably related to tart (n.1); not considered to be from the source of tort.

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