macaroon

noun mac·a·roon \ ˌma-kə-ˈrün \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of macaroon

1 :a small cookie composed chiefly of egg whites, sugar, and ground almonds or coconut
2 :macaron

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Origin and Etymology of macaroon

borrowed from French macaron, going back to Middle French, borrowed from regional Italian maccarone, macarone "filled pasta" — more at macaroni


MACAROON Defined for English Language Learners

macaroon

noun

Definition of macaroon for English Language Learners

  • : a cookie made of egg, sugar, and almonds or coconut



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