me·​ringue | \mə-ˈraŋ \

Definition of meringue 

1 : a dessert topping consisting of a baked mixture of stiffly beaten egg whites and sugar

2 : a shell made of meringue and filled with fruit or ice cream

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The filling is turned into a baked crust, covered with meringue, and baked for eight minutes. Marley Marius, Vogue, "7 Alternative Thanksgiving Desserts from the Vogue Archive," 16 Nov. 2018 Use 4 small dabs of meringue to stick the parchment to the baking sheet. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Meringue Wreath," 5 Mar. 2018 The way that scene in The Sopranos where Junior Soprano breaks up with his girlfriend by shoving a lemon meringue pie into her face feels. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Why does the idea of “Hermione 2020” make me so angry?," 1 Nov. 2018 Transfer part of meringue at a time to a piping bag fitted with a 1/2-in.-wide round tip. Sunset, "Baked Alaska Cupcakes," 22 Jan. 2018 Try marbling a coffee cake, tahini brownies, or different colors of meringue. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "How to Make Marble Cake With a Dramaaaatic Swirl," 29 Mar. 2018 Toast the meringue with a torch or under the broiler for a few seconds until the surface is lightly golden brown. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "S'mores Ice Cream Pie," 9 May 2016 To make the meringue: 1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Julia Sherman, New York Times, "A Cookbook of Artists’ Creative Summer Desserts," 22 June 2018 Think playful and innovative riffs on familiar confections, like a huckleberry sundae with honey ice cream, basil, and spiced meringue, and an olive oil cake with lemon curd crème fraiche ice cream and caviar. Kat Odell, Vogue, "The Chef Bringing Wood-Fired Dessert to Chicago’s Much-Anticipated New Restaurant," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of meringue

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of meringue

: a light, sweet mixture of egg whites and sugar that is baked and used as a topping for pies and cakes


me·​ringue | \mə-ˈraŋ \

Kids Definition of meringue

: a light mixture of beaten egg whites and sugar used especially as a topping for pies or cakes

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