[muh-reng-goh; for 1 also Italian mah-reng-gaw]
- a village in Piedmont, in NW Italy: Napoleon defeated the Austrians 1800.
- a former gold coin of Italy, issued by Napoleon after the battle of Marengo.
- (often lowercase) (of food) browned in oil and cooked with tomatoes, garlic, wine, and often mushrooms and brandy: chicken marengo.
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Accordingly he started up the Iowa River to the vicinity of Marengo.
Proceeding to the vicinity of Marengo, a council was held with the Indians.
Thus, in 1800, at Marengo, he reconquered Italy in twelve hours.
So, too, did Marengo—but there was still danger for Jeanette.
During all this time Marengo stood by, restrained by them from rushing forward.
- (postpositive) browned in oil and cooked with tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, wine, etcchicken Marengo
C19: after a dish prepared for Napoleon after the battle of Marengo
- a village in NW Italy: site of a major battle in which Napoleon decisively defeated the Austrians (1800)