matryoshka doll or matrioshka


another word for Russian doll

Word Origin for matryoshka

C20: from Russian matreshka mother, highly respected lady
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Examples from the Web for matryoshka

Contemporary Examples of matryoshka

  • As with a lot of Russian businesses, the ownership was concealed in a matryoshka dolls-like series of parents and subsidiaries.

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    Britain’s KGB Sugar Daddy

    Michael Weiss

    March 7, 2014