meringue

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

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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With layers of graham crackers, bittersweet chocolate, and a billowy filling made of heavy cream, meringue and coconut, these dreamy bars will become your new campfire favorite. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Frozen S'mores," 14 Mar. 2019 French macarons, the delicate and diminutive almond meringue sandwich cookies that come in a huge array of colors and flavors, are popular enough to have launched several American bakery franchises devoted to the confection. Carolyne Zinko, San Francisco Chronicle, "Style Radar: Sweet sensations," 8 Feb. 2018 Lower the oven to 200 degrees, and bake the meringues for 1½ hours. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "The Ultimate 4th of July Dessert," 3 July 2014 The meal, served on Creative Growth ceramics, was inspired by the favorite foods of the artists, including a cake disguised as spaghetti and meringues inspired by artist Aurie Ramirez’s soap, Marshmallow Cloud. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Method Soap Bottles Get a Colorful Makeover Thanks to Oakland’s Creative Growth Art Center," 5 Feb. 2019 For a coda, rhubarb compote with akitakomachi rice pudding, Australian pepperberry meringue and sorbet of fresh aloe vera provided a sweet, refreshing finish. Eric Rosen, WSJ, "How Young Chefs Are Making Their Marks on Hong Kong’s Fine Food Scene," 10 Dec. 2018 On the sweet side of things, the waffles are a rift on bananas Foster, with edges that stay deliciously crispy up against the sorghum syrup and the meringue topper. Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Restaurants in Charleston," 2 May 2018 Place meringue powder and water in the bowl of a standing mixer and swirl them together. Alison Roman, The Seattle Times, "‘We are all connected by cookies’: A tribe with a bond stronger than royal icing," 12 Dec. 2018 The three lemon and elderflower portions were decorated with a simple swiss meringue frosting and fresh flowers. Kate Storey, Town & Country, "How Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Wedding Compares to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's," 12 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of meringue

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for meringue

French

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meringue

noun

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

meringue

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

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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