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génoise

[zheyn-wahz] /ʒeɪnˈwɑz/
noun
1.
a light yellow cake made with eggs and butter and typically layered, filled, and frosted or made into petits fours for serving.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < French; feminine of génois of Genoa
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