Definition of lamington in English:

lamington

noun

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

    • ‘And although I was temporarily lacking the funds to buy something, I left with a tummy full of delicious lamingtons.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I've being baking scones and lamingtons just to get in the mood.’
    • ‘Chocolate mousse, lemon meringue pie and Australia's own special lamingtons were definite hits of the night.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

lamington

/ˈlamɪŋtən/