macaron

noun
ma·​ca·​ron | \ ˌmä-kə-ˈrōn How to pronounce macaron (audio) \

Definition of macaron

: a light, often brightly colored sandwich cookie consisting of two rounded disks made from a batter of egg whites, sugar, and almond flour surrounding a sweet filling (as of ganache, buttercream, or jam) Note that we speak here of the Parisian macaron, two airy almond meringue cookies pressed around a creamy filling—not those tiny bombs of shredded coconut that, on our shores, answer to the name "macaroon."— Ligaya Mishan

Examples of macaron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Items include Milk Glass Mrkt’s tasty focaccia, granola, fudge brownies, macaron boxes, cookie bags and various pantry items. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Where to find Mother’s Day brunch -- and more -- for takeout and delivery at home," 6 May 2020 LuluPops by Lina is offering curbside pickup and$1.50 macarons. Dallas News, "Here are the Arlington restaurants reopening their dining rooms and the ones sticking with to-go service," 1 May 2020 Kanakry’s current goals include mastering more desserts like cream puffs, souffles and macarons. Alex Harrison, Cincinnati.com, "Heartland: Schools offer 20 seconds of light for class of 2020 as part of #BeTheLightOhio," 12 Apr. 2020 When Maison Danel opens on Tuesday, the Tenderloin will get a new destination for all sorts of viennoiseries, tarts and macarons, along with full afternoon tea service as well as breakfast and lunch. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Maison Danel channels Parisian tea salons in San Francisco," 17 Feb. 2020 If fusion is more your thing, you’ll be tempted by mango lassi macarons, pomegranate curd brownies and jaggery puffed rice crispies. Washington Post, "11 cookbooks that inspired us in 2019," 9 Dec. 2019 Or, heck, there's a macaron shop right down the street, too. Andrea Reeves, Cincinnati.com, "Bowling alleys aren't dead. They're just a lot different. We tried the new trends," 23 Jan. 2020 For dessert, the restaurant will sell scoops of local Scratch Ice Cream and macarons by Madame Macaron. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Egg & Flour Pasta Bar opens its second location, in Bay View, on March 9," 5 Mar. 2020 Macaron Jewelry Box Does your significant other love French macarons? Daniel Bortz, New York Times, "How to Keep Your Proposal a Surprise (Hint: Ditch the Box)," 27 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of macaron

1993, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macaron

borrowed from French — more at macaroon

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“Macaron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macaron. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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