[muh-reng-goh; for 1 also Italian mah-reng-gaw]
noun, plural Ma·ren·gos for 2.
  1. a village in Piedmont, in NW Italy: Napoleon defeated the Austrians 1800.
  2. a former gold coin of Italy, issued by Napoleon after the battle of Marengo.
  1. (often lowercase) (of food) browned in oil and cooked with tomatoes, garlic, wine, and often mushrooms and brandy: chicken marengo. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. (postpositive) browned in oil and cooked with tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, wine, etcchicken Marengo

Word Origin for Marengo

C19: after a dish prepared for Napoleon after the battle of Marengo


  1. a village in NW Italy: site of a major battle in which Napoleon decisively defeated the Austrians (1800)
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