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Wiktionary:Word of the day/January 12

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Word of the day for January 12
charlotte russe n
  1. A dessert of custard or whipped cream enclosed in sponge cake, often in the form of ladyfingers.

PointingHand.svg French chef Marie-Antoine Carême, who is supposed to have created the dish and named it in honour of his employer Alexander I of Russia, was born on this day in 1833.

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