from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rich sweet cake made for evening parties.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
One of those strawberries is a meal for those young ladies, behind the counter; they nibble off a little from the side, and if they are very hungry, which can scarcely ever happen, they are allowed to go to the crystal canisters and take out a rout-cake or macaroon.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.