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charlotte

[shahr-luh t] /ˈʃɑr lət/
noun
1.
a dessert of many varieties, served hot or cold and commonly made by lining a mold with cake or bread and filling it with fruit, whipped cream, custard, or gelatin.
2.
the mold used in making this dessert.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French, special use of woman's name

Charlotte

[shahr-luh t] /ˈʃɑr lət/
noun
1.
Grand Duchess (Charlotte Aldegonde Elise Marie Wilhelmine) 1896–1985, sovereign of Luxembourg 1919–64.
2.
a city in S North Carolina.
3.
a female given name: derived from Charles.
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British Dictionary definitions for char lotte

charlotte

/ˈʃɑːlət/
noun
1.
a baked dessert served hot or cold, commonly made with fruit and layers or a casing of bread or cake crumbs, sponge cake, etc: apple charlotte
2.
short for charlotte russe
Word Origin
C19: from French, from the name Charlotte

Charlotte

/ˈʃɑːlət/
noun
1.
a city in S North Carolina: the largest city in the state. Pop: 584 658 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for char lotte

Charlotte

fem. proper name, from the French fem. of Charlot, a diminutive of Charles. Meaning "apple marmalade covered with bread-crumbs" is attested from 1796, presumably from French (where, however, the dessert name is attested only from 1804), possibly from the fem. proper name, but the connection is obscure. Perhaps from some French dialect word. Cf. Middle English charlette (mid-14c.) "dish containing meat, eggs, milk, etc.," said to be probably from Old French char laitée "meat with milk."

The city in North Carolina, U.S., was settled c.1750 and named for Princess Charlotte Sophia (1744-1818), who married George III of England in 1761; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, also was named for her (1763).

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Charlotte definition


City in southern North Carolina.

Note: Largest city of the state, and the foremost commercial and industrial center of the Piedmont region.
Note: Named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III of England.
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Encyclopedia Article for char lotte

charlotte

either of two traditional French desserts, both formed in a deep, cylindrical mold. For a fruit charlotte the mold is lined with well-buttered bread, filled with a thick puree of apples, apricots, or other fruit, topped with additional slices of bread, and baked. It is served warm, often with a sauce. For cold charlotte, the mold is lined with ladyfingers (sticks of spongecake) and filled with ice cream, whipped cream, or most commonly, Bavarian cream (q.v.). If the latter is used the dessert is called a charlotte russe, a recipe believed to have been originated by the great chef Antonin Careme

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