méringue

[mey-rang]

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


Origin of méringue

< French < Haitian Creole
Related formsun·me·ringued, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for méringue

meringue

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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Word Origin and History for méringue

meringue

n.

whites of eggs mixed with sugar, 1706, from French méringue (18c.), of unknown origin.

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