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

Examples of meringue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Think of it like a simple parfait, or like strawberries and cream, but with a sweet crunch and satisfying chew from the broken meringue. Southern Living, "Eton Mess Is the Summer Dessert We Didn’t Know We Needed," 17 June 2020 There’s also a great recipe from the BBC, which is a traditional preparation that calls for strawberries and making your own meringue. Southern Living, "Eton Mess Is the Summer Dessert We Didn’t Know We Needed," 17 June 2020 The kit serves four and includes French meringue, vanilla Chantilly cream, raspberry sauce and a pint of peach sorbet. Abigail Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle, "Underbelly, Rosie Cannonball creating dessert packs for 'Bakers Against Racism'," 16 June 2020 Her frothy dresses — all light-as-a-feather fabrics and intricate appliqué — and meringue blouses with their lace-up backs and poofy sleeves have long been the jewel in Copenhagen Fashion Week's crown. Georgia Murray, refinery29.com, "We’re Going Back To School With Cecilie Bahnsen x Charles & Keith," 26 May 2020 And aquafaba, the liquid from chickpeas, can mimic the properties of egg whites and can be used for a meringue or a mousse. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Thinking of going vegan? What you need to know first," 6 Feb. 2020 Relatives couldn’t come into his room at Friendship Village in Chesterfield, Missouri, but gathered outside his window while Heider enjoyed a slice of his favorite dessert, lemon meringue pie. NBC News, "107-year-old Missouri man celebrates beating COVID-19," 5 May 2020 Relatives couldn’t come into his room at Friendship Village in Chesterfield, but gathered outside his window while Heider enjoyed a slice of his favorite dessert, lemon meringue pie. BostonGlobe.com, "Cuomo: All New York schools to remain closed through spring," 2 May 2020 Dessert is Kentucky-forward with the option of a bourbon banana pudding or Italian meringue. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Sneak peek: Louisville Restaurant Week offers a 'culinary tour' of Louisville on a budget," 20 Feb. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meringue. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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meringue

noun
How to pronounce meringue (audio)

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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