Linzer torte

[lin-zer tawrt]

noun, plural Lin·zer tortes. (sometimes lowercase)

a sweet pastry, often made with powdered nuts, having a filling of red jam and a lattice crust.

Origin of Linzer torte

1905–10; < German: literally, Linz torte Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for linzertorte



1906, from German Linzertorte, from Linzer (adj.) "of Linz," city in Austria, + torte "tart." The city name probably is ultimately from the Germanic root for "lime tree."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper