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mac·a·roon

 (măk′ə-ro͞on′)
n.
A chewy cookie made with sugar, egg whites, and almond paste or coconut.

[French macaron, from Italian dialectal maccarone, dumpling, macaroni, variant of standard Italian maccherone; see macaroni.]
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macaroon

(ˌmækəˈruːn)
n
(Cookery) a kind of sweet biscuit made of ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites
[C17: via French macaron from Italian maccarone macaroni]
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mac•a•roon

(ˌmæk əˈrun)

n.
a cookie made of beaten egg whites, sugar, and almond paste or ground coconut.
[1605–15; < Middle French macaron (< Occitan) < dial. Italian maccarone; see macaroni]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macaroon - chewy cookie usually containing almond pastemacaroon - chewy cookie usually containing almond paste
cookie, cooky, biscuit - any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
ratafia biscuit, ratafia - macaroon flavored with ratafia liqueur
coconut macaroon - macaroon containing coconut
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Translations

macaroon

[ˌmækəˈruːn] Nmacarrón m, mostachón m
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macaroon

[ˌmækəˈruːn] nmacaron m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

macaroon

nMakrone f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

macaroon

[ˌmækəˈruːn] namaretto (biscotto)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Or how, at the tender age when a confectioner seems to him a very prince whom all the world must envy--who breakfasts on macaroons, dines on meringues, sups on twelfth-cake, and fills up the intermediate hours with sugar-candy or peppermint--how is he to foresee the day of sad wisdom, when he will discern that the confectioner's calling is not socially influential, or favourable to a soaring ambition?
So the honest, brown cookies crumbled away in obscurity, while Polly tried to satisfy her hearty appetite on one ice and three macaroons.
After about fifteen dishes, he concluded the repast with dessert, some of which he even carried out of doors, for some young gentlemen at table, amused with his coolness and gallant free- and-easy manner, induced him to pocket a handful of macaroons, which he discussed on his way to the theatre, whither everybody went in the cheery social little German place.
Wonderful macaroons, glittering liqueurs, magically-preserved tropical spices, and jellies of celestial tropical fruits, displayed themselves profusely at an instant's notice.
Under the eagle eye of judge Sue Knowles, young rider Anna Lawson took the working hunter pony championship on Mocha Macaroon on the back of their win in the 95cm class.
A delicious chocolate fondant, vanilla ice cream and cocoa macaroon cheekily called the sassy three, an apt name for how my lightweight self was starting to feel after all the wine.
Since eating the laced macaroon and succumbing to her allergy, Marlena has been unconscious.
Rosie Ginday founded and runs Miss Macaroon, the catering and retail group behind a range of different macaroon treats.
Gardiners of Scotland Ltd is recalling Gardiners Scottish Macaroon Bars because they contain soya which is not mentioned on the label, which poses a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya.
'I want to highlight my dessert for the Filipino Culinary Pride Week, which is the Quezo de Bola Macaroon. It's one of the things I'm super proud of.
"I'm always looking at what's on trend," explains owner and expert confectioner Andreas Konstantinou (note how his initials play into the name of the shop!), "and taking on board new ideas from the internet, from food websites, from dishes I try… Once, I created a black truffle and beetroot macaroon based on a restaurant meal of beetroot-stiffed ravioli with truffle oil.
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