mac·​a·​roon | \ ˌma-kə-ˈrün How to pronounce macaroon (audio) \

Definition of macaroon

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

Examples of macaroon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to serving as the ultimate photo booth, some of the stations offer sweet treats, such as macaroons and mochi ice cream. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Here's a sneak peek inside the Insta-famous pop-up art exhibit, the Color Factory Houston," 25 Oct. 2019 The dessert course will include lemon-almond macaroon or flourless chocolate cake. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Check out these Rosh Hashana restaurant and market specials," 17 Sep. 2019 In another of Bendet’s dreamscapes — a powder blue stage — a bakery display case was set up with matching candy, macaroons and pastries. Washington Post, "Stacey Bendet creates a ‘field of dreams’ at NY fashion week," 10 Sep. 2019 Meghan and Jessica reportedly spent an afternoon enjoying macaroons at Laduree this weekend and had dinner at the Polo Bar last night. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meet Meghan Markle's Best Friend Jessica Mulroney," 20 Feb. 2019 The 41-year-old Jamaica native had worked as a consultant for Kaiser Permanente for 11 years before resigning to open her own business selling coconut macaroons and other homemade baked goods. Marisa Kendall, The Mercury News, "Homeless single moms find refuge in this Oakland house," 1 Aug. 2019 My pick here were Italian macaroons, which were large and quite complex in flavor. Alan Behr,, "Getting a taste of Italy on a trip to Boston," 17 July 2019 The market is also a great place to buy bouquets of flowers, enjoy a warm apple cider doughnut, sample a tasty macaroon, try dishes from various restaurants, purchase soaps, and even buy a handmade birdhouse. Annie Gentile,, "Farmers Market Welcomes Chompers," 18 July 2019 Locals mingle, jazz duets perform, and exhibitors showcase otherwise challenging-to-find French foods, including fresh oysters from Normandy and Brittany; sparkling wines from across France; and French pies, pastries, tartlets, and macaroons. Meghan Miner Murray, National Geographic, "9 Bastille Day bashes that celebrate French culture," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of macaroon

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for macaroon

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

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The first known use of macaroon was circa 1611

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English Language Learners Definition of macaroon

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

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