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

C20 (in the earlier sense: a homburg hat): named after Baron Lamington, governor of Queensland (1896–1901)
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Examples from the Web for lamington

Historical Examples

  • Say no more about it, Lamington; it's a mea mat as we say here—a thing that is past.

    The Ebbing Of The Tide

    Louis Becke

  • Mr. Lamington is sending up a parson from the Bay to Minerva Downs.

  • Fordham is between Durham and Morpeth—seven miles from Lamington station.

    Salem Chapel, v.1/2

    Mrs. Oliphant

  • Two of them were built on the Schreiner grounds at Lamington.

    The Scientific American Boy

    A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond

  • Lamington Church (Lanarkshire) has the old N. doorway still preserved.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

    Dugald Butler and Herbert Story