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

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These metro Phoenix restaurants have permanently closed — one after 35 years Decadent Macaron Stephanie and Josh Wagner are aiming to open their second macaron shop at Gilbert's Verde at Cooley Station in October. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2022 Even the mignardises get an elegant presentation — a passionfruit macaron, a coconut marshmallow and an almond truffle rest on stones in a plume of thyme smoke. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 16 Aug. 2022 Give your usual macaron recipe a major update by using hazelnuts instead of almonds. Su-jit Lin, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Aug. 2022 The color of the macaron is a cross between purple and gray. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 2 Aug. 2022 Try this classic macaron recipe during the holiday season for something truly special. Su-jit Lin, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Aug. 2022 In the next few months, Gilbert is slated to welcome several new restaurants, bars and a macaron bakery. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2022 Petit fours, raspberry dark chocolate and a hazelnut macaron finish off the feast. John Mariani, Forbes, 6 July 2022 In stark contrast to Persuasion's gritty realism, Emma is the movie equivalent of a pink macaron. Liana Schaffner, Town & Country, 30 June 2022 See More

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Word History


borrowed from French — more at macaroon

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of macaron was in 1993

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Cite this Entry

“Macaron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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Last Updated: 1 Oct 2022

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