Meaning of lamington in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlamɪŋtən/


Australian, New Zealand
  • A square of sponge cake dipped in melted chocolate and grated coconut.

    ‘I've being baking scones and lamingtons just to get in the mood.’
    • ‘We had a nice tour of the Sydney Art Gallery and drank coffee while I sampled lamingtons, one of the tasty Australian desserts.’
    • ‘I have a shocking sweet tooth (which the baby has apparently inherited) and now I'm absolutely lusting after lamingtons.’
    • ‘And although I was temporarily lacking the funds to buy something, I left with a tummy full of delicious lamingtons.’
    • ‘After an hour of on-and-off chit-chat and with our supply of lamingtons fast dwindling we decide to cut the poor kids loose.’
    • ‘Chocolate mousse, lemon meringue pie and Australia's own special lamingtons were definite hits of the night.’


Apparently from the name of Lord Lamington, Governor of Queensland (1895–1901).