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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Drinks like the pre-Columbian tejate are described in terms of their most accessible textures (in that case, a frothy meringue), and unexpected pairings are refined to their elemental flavors. Annabel Gutterman, Time, "Inside the Journey to Reinvent One of the World's Greatest Restaurants," 25 June 2019 For the whitest, prettiest meringues, bake them at a low temperature. Sally Pasley Vargas,, "Recipe: For a glorious summer dessert, make individual Pavlovas topped with berries and cream," 10 June 2019 Like our buttercream is Swiss meringue buttercream, which is the hardest buttercream to make but amazingly good. Michael Klein,, "At Philly’s new keto-friendly bakery Dessertcrazy, there’s no wheat flour or sugar to be found. Here’s how they do it.," 4 June 2019 At Little Man Ice Cream’s newest neighborhood scoop shop in Stapleton, a Baked Alaska Pop is the house special — s’mores ice cream twice dipped, in chocolate then meringue, and torched to order. Josie Sexton, The Know, "10 frozen treats to try around Denver this summer," 3 June 2019 For now, there’s just lemon meringue pie and an ice cream sundae. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: The Florence takes unconventional plunge into dining scene," 27 June 2019 The desserts are lemon meringue pie, coconut layer cake and pineapple upside down cake. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Dinner and a song at Wick Theatre’s Codfish Ball," 26 June 2019 The name crustless lemon meringue pie does little to indicate the delicious work of art that awaits you. Christina Tkacik,, "Quick bite: At Keystone Korner, jazz and food, reincarnated," 19 June 2019 The gleaming white and yellow tents dominate the urban landscape, their pointed spires resembling a delicate meringue. Christopher Arnott,, "Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’: A watery wonderland under the big top making its way to Hartford’s Market Street," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of meringue

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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