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A rich cake made with many eggs and little flour and usually containing chopped nuts.
[German, perhaps from Italian torta, cake, tart, from Late Latin tōrta, a kind of bread; see tortilla.]
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torte(tɔːt; German ˈtɔrtə)
(Cookery) a rich cake, originating in Austria, usually decorated or filled with cream, fruit, nuts, and jam
[C16: ultimately perhaps from Late Latin tōrta a round loaf, of uncertain origin]
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torte(tɔrt; Ger. ˈtɔr tə)
n., pl. tortes (tôrts), Ger.tor•ten (ˈtɔr tn)
a rich cake made with eggs, ground nuts, and usu. no flour.
[1955–60; < German < Italian torta < Late Latin tōrta (panis) round loaf (of bread)]
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