- a drop cookie made of egg whites, sugar, usually almond paste or coconut, and sometimes a little flour.
Origin of macaroon
Examples from the Web for macaroon
Then she opened the parcel of biscuits and munched a macaroon contentedly.Priscilla's Spies
George A. Birmingham
She bit a macaroon with her short sharp teeth and crunched it.Scarlet and Hyssop
E. F. Benson
So I breathed a sigh through my clenched teeth, and ate a macaroon.At the Court of the Amr
John Alfred Gray
If we chose to garnish a macaroon with radishes it was none of her business.Dimbie and I--and Amelia
Cut nuts or macaroon crumbs may be passed with this dessert.
- a kind of sweet biscuit made of ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites
Word Origin and History for macaroon
1610s, "small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds," from French macaron (16c.), from dialectal Italian maccarone (see macaroni). French meaning said to have been invented 1552 by Rabelais. The -oon ending was conventional in 15c.-17c. English to add emphasis to borrowings of French nouns ending in stressed -on.