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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

Examples of meringue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dessert options include lemon meringue pie and pistachio peach cheesecake. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021 Spoon cream into the sunken middle of the meringue. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 Bake the meringue discs in the oven for 11/2 hours. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 25 May 2021 This stunning alfresco setting is complemented by free-flowing Champagne, unique teas and a tower of sweetness such as strawberry elderflower cake, lavender macaron, lemon meringue tart, chocolate rose garden pot du creme, blueberry truffles. Roger Sands, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Those lush paintings are being shown alongside Rachel Feinstein’s sculptures that evoke the meringue-looking pedestals of Baroque figurines. Kelly Crow, WSJ, 2 May 2021 The average Sunday night dinner in our house doesn't usually call for Swiss meringue and white chocolate Magnolia blooms, but a sweet end-of-meal finish of some sort is almost always hoped for. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, 7 May 2021 Use an impeccably clean bowl and whisk to make meringue. Dallas News, 8 Mar. 2021 The book includes tempting recipes for a range of baked desserts - warm spice custard, vanilla Swiss meringue and grapefruit ginger cake. Marc Bona, cleveland, 26 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of meringue

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Meringue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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 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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