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

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The Dessert Accompanying our refreshing libations, towards the end of the evening were miniature macarons. Logan Sykes, Town & Country, "Night At The Museum: The Guggenheim's Young Collectors Party," 20 Mar. 2015 Kicking off their celebrations in style, the long-time friends are said to have enjoyed a very sophisticated and sweet set-up of macarons and tea in a private room. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Is Celebrating Her Baby Shower in the Sweetest Way With BFF Jessica Mulroney in New York," 19 Feb. 2019 Their time together included grabbing macarons at the French bakery Ladurée in SoHo over the weekend. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears All Black Ahead of Her Baby Shower in NYC," 19 Feb. 2019 Neat rows of macarons are organized by color in glass cases like the world’s most delicious rainbow. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Bienvenue, L’Avenue! The Parisian Restaurant Lands at Saks With a Designer-Filled First Supper," 1 Feb. 2019 All macarons all the time: Macaron Bar opens on Mass Ave. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "These are the best Indianapolis food events in June," 30 May 2018 La Cuisine Paris Cooking classes and food tours at La Cuisine, a recreational English-language cooking school, sell out fast, so be sure to reserve in advance for the three-hour macaron-making class. Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Food Tours in Paris," 3 Mar. 2018 This movie is best paired with macarons and coffee. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The 10 Best Fashion Movies That Aren't The Devil Wears Prada," 24 Dec. 2018 Other top draws: the conveyor belt of pick-your-own macarons and, less delectably, a collection of fake vomit. Laura Feasey, WSJ, "5 Mood-Lifting Museums," 11 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of macaron

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macaron

borrowed from French — more at macaroon

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