[ tawrt; German tawr-tuh ]
/ tɔrt; German ˈtɔr tə /
noun, plural tortes [tawrts] /tɔrts/, German tor·ten [tawr-tn] /ˈtɔr tn/.
a rich cake, especially one containing little or no flour, usually made with eggs and ground nuts or bread crumbs.
Origin of torte
1955–60; < German < Italian torta < Late Latin (Vulgate) tōrta (panis) round loaf (of bread), probably feminine of Latin tortus twisted (see tort), with VL 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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