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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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 One maker-member, Sverre Tveito Holmen, tends toward faux bois vases glazed in rich earth tones; another, Henriette Duckert, embellishes bowls with delicate, meringue-like peaks. New York Times, "What to See and Where to Eat in Denmark’s Second-Largest City," 28 Feb. 2018 Break the meringues into bite-size chunks; fold into the cream mixture. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "When Eton mess gives you extra yolks, whip them up into ice cream," 10 July 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," 11 June 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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