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charlotte

[ shahr-luht ]
/ ˈʃɑr lət /
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noun
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.
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Origin of charlotte

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

Other definitions for charlotte (2 of 2)

Charlotte
[ shahr-luht ]
/ ˈʃɑr lət /

noun
Grand Duchess Charlotte 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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British Dictionary definitions for charlotte (1 of 2)

charlotte
/ (ˈʃɑːlət) /

noun
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

C19: from French, from the name Charlotte

British Dictionary definitions for charlotte (2 of 2)

Charlotte
/ (ˈʃɑːlət) /

noun
a city in S North Carolina: the largest city in the state. Pop: 584 658 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for charlotte

Charlotte

City in southern North Carolina.

notes for Charlotte

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

notes for Charlotte

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