[ muh-reng-goh; for 1 also Italian mah-reng-gaw ]
/ məˈrɛŋ goʊ; for 1 also Italian mɑˈrɛŋ gɔ /
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noun, plural Ma·ren·gos for 2.
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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How to use Marengo in a sentence
I walked along the banks to have a better view, and got into converse with a soldier, who had been in the battle of Marengo.
This was to122 be carried along by Marengo in a light sledge, which they had long since constructed, and taught the dog to draw.
Marengo rushed forward and seized the struggling owl, that138 snapped its bill at him like a watchman's rattle.
Since Paul's accession she had been the moving spirit in the confederacy which had only been broken up by the victory of Marengo.History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8)|John Richard Green
My ride to-day from Marengo has been over fine prairie land with occasionally a farm in the distance like an oasis in the desert.Ocean to Ocean on Horseback|Willard Glazier
British Dictionary definitions for Marengo (1 of 2)
/ (məˈrɛŋɡəʊ) /
(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
British Dictionary definitions for Marengo (2 of 2)
/ (məˈrɛŋɡəʊ, Italian maˈreŋɡo) /
a village in NW Italy: site of a major battle in which Napoleon decisively defeated the Austrians (1800)
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