meringue

noun

me·​ringue mə-ˈraŋ How to pronounce meringue (audio)
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

Examples of meringue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With mixer on medium speed, gradually add softened butter to meringue, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until butter is combined and mixture is smooth. Anna Theoktisto, Southern Living, 30 May 2024 For dessert, a tough decision awaits between banana xango, lemon meringue pie and bourbon pecan pie. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 14 May 2024 Another granddaughter makes crispy baked meringue cookies that shatter on your tongue with a lingering sweetness. Kathleen Purvis, Southern Living, 8 May 2024 The diner-style dining room is simple yet comfortable enough to linger for dessert, which may be a tart meringue pie one day and buttermilk panna cotta the next. Stephanie Burt, Saveur, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for meringue 

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Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of meringue was in 1706

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“Meringue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meringue. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

meringue

noun
me·​ringue mə-ˈraŋ How to pronounce meringue (audio)
1
: a mixture of beaten egg white and sugar put on pies or cakes and browned
2
: a shell of baked meringue filled with fruit or ice cream

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