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tiramisu

[tir-uh-mee-soo, ‐mee-soo] /ˌtɪr əˈmi su, ‐miˈsu/
noun
1.
an Italian dessert with coffee and liquor-soaked layers of sponge cake alternating with mascarpone cheese and chocolate.
Also, tiramisù.
Origin
< Italian tiramisù, equivalent to tira pick + mi me + up
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Examples from the web for tiramisù
  • For dessert, a tiramisu or strawberry trifle is great the next day.
  • The dessert menu offers tiramisu and creme brulee and berries.
  • If you can fit in dessert, go with the bread pudding or tiramisu.
  • Flan, cheesecake and tiramisu are all on the dessert menu.
  • If you still have room, try the fresh cannoli or tiramisu.
  • Desserts include tiramisu, cheesecake and chocolate mousse.
  • The restaurant also serves soups, salads and house-made desserts such as chocolate souffle and tiramisu.
  • Top off your meal with a selection from the dessert menu, such as tiramisu, chocolate cake and apple crisp.
  • For dessert, try the restaurant's spumoni, tiramisu or cheesecake.
  • Deserts include homemade pies, tiramisu, a selection of ice cream and freshly prepared crepes.
British Dictionary definitions for tiramisù

tiramisu

/ˌtiːrəmiːˈsuː/
noun
1.
an Italian dessert made with sponge soaked in coffee and Marsala, topped with soft cheese and powdered chocolate
Word Origin
C20: from Italian tira! pull! + mi me + su up
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