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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dessert consisting of a mold of sponge cake or bread with a filling, as of fruits, whipped cream, or custard.

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  • n. A dessert containing sponge, fruit and cream or custard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of pie or pudding made by lining a dish with slices of bread, and filling it with bread soaked in milk, and baked.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given to certain rich and delicate sweet dishes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mold lined with cake or crumbs and filled with fruit or whipped cream or custard
  • n. the largest city in North Carolina; located in south central North Carolina

Etymologies

French, from the personal name Charlotte.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte is the title song of the soundtrack for the film of the same name. It was recorded by Patti Page in 1965 and went to #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

    February 9, 2008