tiramisu

[tir-uh-mee-soo, ‐mee-soo]
noun
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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tiramisu (ˌtiːrəmiːˈsuː)
 
n
an Italian dessert made with sponge soaked in coffee and Marsala, topped with soft cheese and powdered chocolate
 
[C20: from Italian tira! pull! + mi me + su up]

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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.
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