lamington

[ lam-ing-tuhn ]

noun
  1. a cube or block of sponge cake coated with chocolate and dried coconut, and sometimes having a layer of cream or jam as filling, common in Australia and New Zealand.

Origin of lamington

1
First recorded in 1925–30; apparently named after Lord Lamington (Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 1860–1940), governor of Queensland (1896–1901)

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lamington

/ (ˈlæmɪŋtən) /


noun
  1. Australian and NZ a cube of sponge cake coated in chocolate and dried coconut

Origin of lamington

1
C20 (in the earlier sense: a homburg hat): named after Baron Lamington, governor of Queensland (1896–1901)

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