[ tawrt; German tawr-tuh ]
/ tɔrt; German ˈtɔr tə /
noun, plural tortes [tawrts]. /tɔrts/.
a rich cake, especially one containing little or no flour, usually made with eggs and ground nuts or breadcrumbs.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of torte
First recorded in 1955–60; from German Torte, from Italian torta, from Late Latin (Vulgate) tōrta (panis) “round loaf (of bread),” probably feminine of Latin tortus “twisted” (see tort), with Vulgar Latin lengthening of o (compare French tourte )
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British Dictionary definitions for torte
/ (tɔːt, German ˈtɔrtə) /
a rich cake, originating in Austria, usually decorated or filled with cream, fruit, nuts, and jam
Word Origin for torte
C16: ultimately perhaps from Late Latin tōrta a round loaf, of uncertain origin
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