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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A simple dessert of meringue cookies and raspberry sorbet is a perfect ending.
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Origin and Etymology of meringue
First Known Use: 1706See Words from the same year
MERINGUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of meringue for English Language Learners
: a light, sweet mixture of egg whites and sugar that is baked and used as a topping for pies and cakes
MERINGUE Defined for Kids
Definition of meringue for Students
: a light mixture of beaten egg whites and sugar used especially as a topping for pies or cakes
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