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
2 : macaron

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While in town, Meghan also visited Ladurée to enjoy macaroons and tea with Mulroney. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Is Reportedly Having a Second Baby Shower," 20 Feb. 2019 Take your pick: blancmange, tipsy cake, charlotte russe with ladyfingers, cornflake macaroons, sea foam frosting. Barbara Mahany,, "Retro cookbooks offer comforts from another era for these uncertain times," 29 June 2018 Bien Cuit bakery, Chuko for ramen, La Newyorkina for Mexican confections, Dana’s Bakery for macaroons, Baba’s Pierogies and Chris Cheung’s East Wind Snack Shop, are some of the other spots to open in the food hall. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "North 3rd Street Market Opens in Williamsburg, Brooklyn," 29 May 2018 Right now, happiness sounds like getting a bite of that Mogador macaroon, while browsing the @pornforwomen Instagram thread on my own iPhone. Lola Rykiel, Harper's BAZAAR, "Love Me Tinder," 5 June 2014 As the second part of the event unraveled, uniting Tamara Mellon shoes, La Papesse Atelier jewelry and Trina Turk garments on the runway with bite-size macaroons, crustless cucumber sandwiches and a silent auction, guests welcomed a sitting break. Flora Tsapovsky, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wine, Women & Shoes delivers on name," 5 June 2018 The reception featured a pyramidal cake constructed out of macaroons. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "Should the Swedish Royal Family Be Your New Obsession? An Introduction," 31 May 2018 For a sweet treat, there will be three dessert canapés passed around as well: champagne and pistachio macaroons, orange crème brûlée tartlets and miniature rhubarb crumble tartlets. Diana Pearl,, "Here's the Menu from the Royal Wedding Lunch Reception — and It Looks Delicious!," 19 May 2018 In addition, sweet canapés champagne and pistachio macaroons, orange crème brûlée tartlets and miniature rhubarb crumble tartlets will also be offered. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Royal wedding luncheon menu revealed," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of macaroon

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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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