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charlotte

[shahr-luh t]
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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.
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Origin of charlotte

From French, dating back to 1790–1800, special use of woman's name

Charlotte

[shahr-luh t]
noun
  1. Grand DuchessCharlotte 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

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, etcapple charlotte
  2. short for charlotte russe
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Word Origin

C19: from French, from the name Charlotte

Charlotte

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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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

charlotte in Culture

Charlotte

City in southern North Carolina.

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Largest city of the state, and the foremost commercial and industrial center of the Piedmont region.

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Named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III of England.
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