charlotte russe

[roos]
noun
  1. a dessert made by lining a mold with sponge cake or ladyfingers and filling it with Bavarian cream.
  2. a simpler version of this, consisting of a small piece of sponge cake topped with whipped cream and a candied cherry.

Origin of charlotte russe

1835–45; < French: literally, Russian charlotte
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British Dictionary definitions for charlotte russe

charlotte russe

noun
  1. a cold dessert made in a mould with sponge fingers enclosing a mixture of whipped cream, custard, etc

Word Origin for charlotte russe

French: Russian charlotte
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