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  1. a small, finger-shaped sponge cake.
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Origin of ladyfinger

First recorded in 1660–70; lady + finger
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Examples from the Web for ladyfinger

Historical Examples

  • With the aid of a spoon, as illustrated, fill the ladyfinger mixture into a pastry bag containing a plain pastry tube.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

  • Both simultaneously offered their cakes, and Nora took a ladyfinger from each.

British Dictionary definitions for ladyfinger


lady's finger

  1. a small finger-shaped sponge cake
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