matryoshka

(redirected from matroyshka)

ma·try·osh·ka

 (mä′trē-ō′shkə)
n.
A nesting doll that is part of a set and is decorated with the features of a woman in traditional Russian dress.

[Russian matrëška, from diminutive of Matrëna, feminine personal name (associated in popular tradition with the mothers of large peasant families), from earlier Matrona, ultimately from Latin mātrōna, matron; see matron.]

matryoshka

(ˌmætrɪˈɒʃkə) ,

matryoshka doll

,

matrioshka

or

matroyshka

n
another word for Russian doll
[C20: from Russian matreshka mother, highly respected lady]
Translations
Matroschka
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