from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dessert of cake infused with a liquid such as coffee or rum, layered with a rich cheese filling, and topped with grated chocolate.
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- n. an Italian semifreddo dessert, originally from the Veneto, made from ladyfinger biscuits, cocoa, mascarpone cheese, Marsala wine, eggs, sugar and espresso coffee
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- n. an Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked with coffee and brandy or liqueur layered with mascarpone cheese and topped with grated chocolate
Italian tira mi sù, pick me up : tira, pick, imperative of tirare, to pick, draw + mi, me + su, up.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Venetian tiramesù; Italian tiramisù ("pick-me-up") (Wiktionary)