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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.
Origin of tiramisu
< Italian tiramisù, equivalent to tira pick + mi me + up
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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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