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macaroon Syllabification: mac·a·roon
Pronunciation: /ˌmakəˈro͞on/

Definition of macaroon in English:


A light cookie made with egg white, sugar, and usually ground almonds or coconut.
Example sentences
  • 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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