Matryoshka meaning

mätrē-ōshkə
A nesting doll that is part of a set and is decorated with the features of a woman in traditional Russian dress.
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Origin of matryoshka

  • 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 matron

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition