tir·a·mi·su (tîr′ə-mēs, -mē-s)
A dessert of sponge cake infused with a liquid such as coffee or rum, layered with mascarpone cheese, and topped with cocoa or grated chocolate.
[Italian tira mi sù, pick me up : tira, pick, imperative of tirare, to pick, draw + mi, me + su, up.]
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