macaron

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noun ma·ca·ron \ˌmä-kə-ˈrōn\

Definition of macaron

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of macaron

borrowed from French — more at macaroon


First Known Use: 1995


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