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Marengo

[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.
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adjective
  1. (often lowercase) (of food) browned in oil and cooked with tomatoes, garlic, wine, and often mushrooms and brandy: chicken marengo.
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Historical Examples

  • Accordingly he started up the Iowa River to the vicinity of Marengo.

    Old Fort Snelling

    Marcus L. Hansen

  • Proceeding to the vicinity of Marengo, a council was held with the Indians.

    Old Fort Snelling

    Marcus L. Hansen

  • Thus, in 1800, at Marengo, he reconquered Italy in twelve hours.

  • So, too, did Marengo—but there was still danger for Jeanette.

    The Boy Hunters

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • During all this time Marengo stood by, restrained by them from rushing forward.

    The Boy Hunters

    Captain Mayne Reid


British Dictionary definitions for marengo

Marengo1

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

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

Marengo2

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