macaroon

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noun mac·a·roon \ˌma-kə-ˈrün\

Definition of macaroon

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

  2. 2 :  macaron

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


First Known Use: circa 1611


MACAROON Defined for English Language Learners

macaroon

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noun mac·a·roon \ˌma-kə-ˈrün\

Definition of macaroon for English Language Learners

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



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