Definition of Marengo in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈreNGɡō/


(Of chicken or veal) sautéed in oil, served with a tomato sauce, and traditionally garnished with eggs and crayfish: chicken Marengo
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  • Food historians have since suggested that chicken or veal Marengo was probably created in a fashionable Parisian restaurant as much as 15 years after the battle, though admittedly in honour of it.
  • All the main courses were meaty: blood sausage with roasted apples and potatoes, andouillettes de Troyes, and veal Marengo.
  • Such is the legend of the origin of chicken Marengo.


Named after the village of Marengo in northern Italy, scene of a battle in 1800 in which the French were victorious and after which the dish is said to have been served to Napoleon.

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Syllabification: Ma·ren·go

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