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Related to Marengo: chicken Marengo


Prepared with tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, onion, and white wine: veal Marengo.

[After Marengo, a village of northwest Italy (probably from the chicken dish served to Napoleon following his victory over the Austrians here on June 14, 1800).]
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(Cookery) (postpositive) browned in oil and cooked with tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, wine, etc: chicken Marengo.
[C19: after a dish prepared for Napoleon after the battle of Marengo]


(məˈrɛŋɡəʊ; Italian maˈreŋɡo)
(Placename) a village in NW Italy: site of a major battle in which Napoleon decisively defeated the Austrians (1800)
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(məˈrɛŋ goʊ)

1. a village in Piedmont, in NW Italy: defeat of Austrians by Napoleon 1800.
2. (often l.c.) cooked with oil, tomatoes, garlic, wine, and mushrooms: chicken marengo.
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Noun1.Marengo - a battle in 1800 in which the French under Napoleon Bonaparte won a great victory over the AustriansMarengo - a battle in 1800 in which the French under Napoleon Bonaparte won a great victory over the Austrians
Napoleonic Wars - a series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different times; 1799-1815
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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References in classic literature ?
When John went into the stable he told James that master and mistress had chosen a good, sensible English name for me, that meant something; not like Marengo, or Pegasus, or Abdallah.
So it had been at Lodi, Marengo, Arcola, Jena, Austerlitz, Wagram, and so on.
It was his fate to meet the enemy often, and as often did "he pluck honour from the pale- fac'd moon." He fought at Chippewa--bled at the side of the gallant Lawrence-and nearly laid down his life on the ensanguined plains of Marengo. But it would be a fruitless task to include all the scenes of his danger and his glory.
Shannon outside Boston harbor; Marengo = battle won by Napoleon against the Austrians on June 14,
The citizen du Bousquier was one of Barras' familiars; he was on the best of terms with Fouche, stood very well with Bernadotte, and fully expected to become a minister by throwing himself into the party which secretly caballed against Bonaparte until Marengo. If it had not been for Kellermann's charge and Desaix's death, du Bousquier would probably have become a minister.
Sometimes he weeps bitterly, sometimes laughs boisterously, at other time he passes hours on the seashore, flinging stones in the water and when the flint makes `duck-and-drake' five or six times, he appears as delighted as if he had gained another Marengo or Austerlitz.
Beyond Alessandria we passed the battle-field of Marengo.
The next thing he did was to turn up in Italy; it was just as if he had put his head out of the window and the sight of him was enough; they gulp down the Austrians at Marengo like a whale swallowing gudgeons!
'Everything is going on well.' Then again, on the eve of victory at Marengo, the Red Man springs to his feet in front of the Emperor for the second time, and says to him:
"Soldiers!" it said, "this is the anniversary of Marengo and Friedland, by which the destinies of Europe were twice decided.
The class of power, the working heroes, the Cortez, the Nelson, the Napoleon, see that this is the festivity and permanent celebration of such as they; that fashion is funded talent; is Mexico, Marengo, and Trafalgar beaten out thin; that the brilliant names of fashion run back to just such busy names as their own, fifty or sixty years ago.
We have not yet met our Waterloo, Watson, but this is our Marengo, for it begins in defeat and ends in victory.