[ mah-kuh-rohn, ‐ron ]
/ ˌmɑ kəˈroʊn, ‐ˈrɒn /


a round, colored cookie consisting of a ganache or buttercream filling between two halves made from beaten egg whites mixed with sugar and ground almonds.

Origin of macaron

From French, dating back to 1995–2000; see origin at macaroon

Can be confused

macaron macaroon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019