charlotte, grand duchess

Charlotte

[shahr-luht]
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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charlotte (ˈʃɑːlət)
 
n
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
 
[C19: from French, from the name Charlotte]

Charlotte (ˈʃɑːlət)
 
n
a city in S North Carolina: the largest city in the state. Pop: 584 658 (2003 est)

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charlotte
"apple marmalade covered with bread-crumbs," 1796, from Fr., possibly from the fem. proper name, but the connection is obscure.
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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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