Share this entry

Marengo Syllabification: Ma·ren·go
Pronunciation: /məˈreNGɡō/

Definition of Marengo in English:


(Of chicken or veal) sautéed in oil, served with a tomato sauce, and traditionally garnished with eggs and crayfish: chicken Marengo
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with Marengo


Definition of Marengo in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day haughty
Pronunciation: ˈhôdē
arrogantly superior and disdainful