[ mey-rang ]
/ meɪˈræŋ /
noun, verb (used without object), mé·ringued, mé·ringu·ing.
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Origin of méringue
< French < Haitian Creole
OTHER WORDS FROM méringueun·me·ringued, adjective
Words nearby méringue
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British Dictionary definitions for méringue
/ (məˈræŋ) /
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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