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[nes-uh l-rohd]
  1. Count Karl RobertKarl Vasilyevich, 1780–1862, Russian diplomat and statesman.
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[nes-uh l-rohd]
  1. a mixture of preserved fruits, nuts, etc., used as a sauce or in pies, puddings, ice cream, or the like.
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Origin of Nesselrode2

First recorded in 1835–45; said to have been invented by chef of Nesselrode
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Historical Examples

  • I've ordered Nesselrode pudding and French cakes from the Colonial.

    Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore

    Pauline Lester

  • Nesselrode and he redact a proclamation, and entrust the printing of it to Michaud.


    Joseph McCabe

  • She ordered the nesselrode—and got her ice-cream, after all.

  • Gortschakoff was substituted for Nesselrode in the Chancellorship.

  • As might have been expected, Nesselrode positively refused to receive him.

    The Greville Memoirs

    Charles C. F. Greville

British Dictionary definitions for nesselrode


  1. a rich frozen pudding, made of chestnuts, eggs, cream, etc
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Word Origin

C19: named after Count Karl Robert Nesselrode (1780–1862), Russian diplomat, whose chef invented the dish


  1. Count Karl Robert . 1780–1862, Russian diplomat: as foreign minister (1822–56), he negotiated the Treaty of Paris after the Crimean War (1856)
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