from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rich cake made with many eggs and little flour and usually containing chopped nuts.
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- n. A rich, dense cake, typically made with many eggs and relatively little flour (as opposed to a sponge cake or gâteau).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. rich cake usually covered with cream and fruit or nuts; originated in Austria
German, perhaps from Italian torta, cake, tart, from Late Latin torta, a kind of bread.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Torte (Wiktionary)