matryoshka doll or matrioshka
/ (ˌmætrɪˈɒʃkə) /
another word for Russian doll
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Word Origin for matryoshka
C20: from Russian matreshka mother, highly respected lady
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Example sentences from the Web for matryoshka
As with a lot of Russian businesses, the ownership was concealed in a matryoshka dolls-like series of parents and subsidiaries.