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zuppa inglese

[zoo-puh ing-gley-zey; Italian tsoop-pah eeng-gle-ze] /ˈzu pə ɪŋˈgleɪ zeɪ; Italian ˈtsup pɑ iŋˈglɛ zɛ/
noun, Italian Cookery.
tiered layers of sponge cake sprinkled with rum or liqueur, then spread with custard or other cream filling.
Origin of zuppa inglese
1940-45; < Italian: literally, English soup Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for zuppa inglese

a cold Italian dessert similar to a trifle, a sponge cake layered with whipped cream or custard

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Italian 'English soup''s 21st Century Lexicon
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