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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The fresh berries, cloud-like meringues and sweet pastry cream all work in tandem to create a light, refreshing dessert. Shay Spence,, "5 Foods You Should Definitely Eat at the 2019 Epcot Food & Wine Festival," 3 Sep. 2019 Most memorable is a tropical parfait made with pineapple compote, tapioca, coconut dried meringue and passion fruit sorbet. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "The world’s best waterfront restaurants promise more than a view," 23 July 2019 The walls were painted avocado and lemon meringue, the colors of appetizers in a 1950s cookbook. Summer Block, Longreads, "Better Late," 23 Aug. 2019 There are also no oil companies, and plastic is basically oil whipped into a hard, waxy meringue. Rowan Jacobsen, Outside Online, "An Ocean Plastics Field Trip for Corporate Executives," 8 Aug. 2019 The fluffy cloud eggs, also called eggs in clouds, are made by separating egg whites from the yolks, beating the whites until fluffy and meringue-like. Rachel E. Greenspan, Time, "An Excellent Timeline of Super Famous Viral Eggs," 6 Aug. 2019 Dip your index finger into the meringue and rub it between your finger and thumb. Sally Pasley Vargas,, "Recipe: For a glorious summer dessert, make individual Pavlovas topped with berries and cream," 10 June 2019 The raspberry powder also made the meringue dense and chewy, giving it a marshmallow fluff-textured interior next to the crisp, brittle shell. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "This Dessert Is Worthy of a Diva, or Two," 12 July 2019 For kids, there are nonelectronic interactive opportunities, such as a please-touch sign hanging below a table full of old kitchen gadgets, including egg beaters, sausage grinders and meringue cutters. Laura Randall, Washington Post, "If you need an alternative to French Quarter cocktails and food, try this museum," 3 July 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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