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Meaning of charlotte russe

char'lotte russe'

Pronunciation: (rs), [key]
  1. a dessert made by lining a mold with sponge cake or ladyfingers and filling it with Bavarian cream.
  2. a simpler version of this, consisting of a small piece of sponge cake topped with whipped cream and a candied cherry.
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