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 Fold this mixture back into the meringue, being careful not to overmix; be sure to leave some streaks for a marbled effect. Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2021 The meringue pie left in 2005, the same year the chocolate sundaes ended at Marconi’s on Saratoga Street. Jacques Kelly,, 12 Aug. 2021 Bake on a rack in center of oven for 15 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned in spots. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 Sep. 2021 Other popular desserts include the olalliberry bread pudding almondine; cream puff with ollaliberry custard; and the olallieberry cream cake with vanilla cake, berries and a vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream frosting. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 3 July 2021 The dessert was a prune meringue, and the boss suffered a horrible accident on the commuter train the next day. Star Tribune, 4 June 2021 Vanilla bean-muscovado Swiss meringue buttercream encases four magnificent layers. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2021 In another clip, raspberry coulis is swirled, freestyle, into a snow-white meringue. Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, 9 July 2021 Preserved lemon tart in a squid ink shell and torched meringue topping. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 9 July 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 19 Sep. 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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