Definition of macaroon in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌmakəˈruːn


  • A light biscuit made with egg white, sugar, and ground almonds or coconut.
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    • I baked my first batch of Christmas cookies today - almond macaroons.
    • My whole childhood I thought of a macaroon as a coconut cookie: who knew they could be so much more?
    • Wrinkly tights, coconut macaroons, eye shadow and Mrs Overall's home-made sherry were all visibly waiting in the wings.


late 16th century: from French macaron, from Italian maccarone (see macaroni).

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