- 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.
- the mold used in making this dessert.
Origin of charlotte
- Grand DuchessCharlotte Aldegonde Elise Marie Wilhelmine, 1896–1985, sovereign of Luxembourg 1919–64.
- a city in S North Carolina.
- a female given name: derived from Charles.
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Contemporary Examples of charlotte
Virginia Woolf loved Wuthering Heights and considered Emily Brontë superior to her sister Charlotte.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
A teenage fashion designer from Texas is showing at NYFW alongside heroes like Charlotte Ronson and Marc Jacobs.New York Fashion Week's Teen Sensation: Isabella Rose Taylor, 13, Stages A Sartorial Revolution
September 6, 2014
It was the LEGO Friends line, after all, that prompted young Charlotte to pen the most adorable angry letter in consumer history.Why It Took LEGO So Long to Get the Memo: Girls Like Science, Too
August 6, 2014
Charlotte Marshall, a privately practicing clinical psychologist in Adelaide, South Australia echoed Harper.The Movement for Patient Access to Doctors’ Notes Is Growing
June 2, 2014
Against the Charlotte Hornets, he put up 26 points and 11 rebounds, but he also lost the ball six times.Shaq, Year One
Charles P. Pierce
May 24, 2014
Historical Examples of charlotte
You may make a charlotte with any sort of jam, marmalade, or fruit jelly.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
The aunt said, 'Charlotte, Miss Wade is wearing you to death, and this must not continue.'Little Dorrit
He met me aside, and privately bade me go to Roy's (where Charlotte was).
At Charlotte's door we heard the greeting of her black maid.
In gratitude for Charlotte's word she sank backward in a long obeisance.
- 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
- short for charlotte russe
Word Origin for charlotte
- a city in S North Carolina: the largest city in the state. Pop: 584 658 (2003 est)
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 laitÃ©e "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).
City in southern North Carolina.