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View synonyms for meringue

meringue

1

[ muh-rang ]

noun

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


méringue

2

[ mey-rang ]

noun

, mé·ringued, mé·ringu·ing.

meringue

/ məˈræŋ /

noun

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


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Other Words From

  • unme·ringued adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of meringue1

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

Origin of meringue2

< French < Haitian Creole

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Word History and Origins

Origin of meringue1

C18: from French, origin obscure

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Example Sentences

What makes the pain bearable is a memory of Robin, at lunch, when she suddenly smashes a lemon meringue pie into her own face.

The argument, such as it is, is as substanceless as meringue.

Meringue cookies were bone-shaped, fruit punch was served in blood vials, and there was a magic show in the East Room.

Remove the cookie sheet from the freezer and cover each ice cream-topped cake with the meringue.

Place the cookie sheet in the freezer while making the meringue.

The azucarilla is a confection not unlike "Edinburgh rock," but more porous and of the nature of a meringue.

Mix until the sugar and egg are smoothly blended, and the meringue is ready to use.

If the meringue is omitted, cool and cover with whipped cream just before serving.

When served with whipped cream in place of meringue, it makes a very rich and delicious dessert.

Pour into a baked pie crust, cover with meringue, if desired, and bake in a moderate oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

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