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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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