meringue

[ muh-rang ]
/ məˈræŋ /

noun

a delicate, frothy mixture made with beaten egg whites and sugar or hot syrup, and browned, used as a topping for pies, pastry, etc.
a pastry or pastry shell made by baking such a mixture, sometimes filled with fruit, whipped cream, etc.

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Origin of meringue

1700–10; < French méringue; perhaps to be identified with dial. (Walloon) maringue shepherd's loaf, marinde food for an outdoor repast (< Latin merenda light afternoon meal, probably feminine gerund of merere to merit, such a meal being part of a laborer's wages), though certain evidence is lacking; association with the town of Meiringen (Bern canton, Switzerland) is solely by folk etymology

Definition for meringue (2 of 2)

méringue

[ mey-rang ]
/ meɪˈræŋ /

noun, verb (used without object), mé·ringued, mé·ringu·ing.

Origin of méringue

< French < Haitian Creole

Related forms

un·me·ringued, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for meringue

meringue

/ (məˈræŋ) /

noun

stiffly beaten egg whites mixed with sugar and baked, often as a topping for pies, cakes, etc
a small cake or shell of this mixture, often filled with cream

Word Origin for meringue

C18: from French, origin obscure
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