matryoshka(redirected from matroyshka)
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.]
another word for Russian doll
[C20: from Russian matreshka mother, highly respected lady]