type of cake, 1903, from name of a town in Germany, the seat of a family which became known in Britain as Mountbatten.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for battenberg

Historical Examples of battenberg

  • On this day Prince Maurice of Battenberg died of his wounds.


    John French, Viscount of Ypres

  • The Battenberg at Leipzig: nothing but leading turns; and she had topped the bill at Leipzig!

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • Why, you'll be perfectly grand in it, Nellen, with the Battenberg collar and cuffs!

    Why Joan?

    Eleanor Mercein Kelly

  • Irish Renaissance, Luxeuil and Battenberg are the other names for this lace.

    Lace, Its Origin and History

    Samuel L. Goldenberg

  • It wound itself up in a network of Battenberg braid, in all the numbers.

    Fanny Herself

    Edna Ferber