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lady +‎ finger

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ladyfinger (plural ladyfingers)

  1. A small sponge cake, shaped approximately like a finger.
    Ladyfingers soaked in liqueur are the base of tiramisu, but I suppose you could just cut up a sponge cake instead.
  2. A type of small banana.
  3. Synonym of okra: the plant or its edible capsules.
  4. A variety of small firecracker.
    Grandpa would give each of the kids a strip of ladyfingers to light on New Year's Day.

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