torte

[ 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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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 )

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH torte

tort, torte
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Example sentences from the Web for torte

  • Torte: Two tablespoonfuls butter; two tablespoonfuls sugar; one yolk egg.

  • When the "torte" is done, spread jelly on the top and the meringue made with the reserved eggs upon the jelly.

British Dictionary definitions for torte

torte
/ (tɔːt, German ˈtɔrtə) /

noun

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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