Definitions for meringueməˈræŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. egg whites stiffly beaten with sugar and browned in the oven, often used as topping for cream-filled pies.

    Category: Cooking

  2. a dessert shell made by baking such a mixture, often filled with fruit or cream.

    Category: Cooking

  3. a pie topped with meringue.

Origin of meringue:

1700–10; < F méringue; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. meringue(noun)

    sweet topping especially for pies made of beaten egg whites and sugar


  1. meringue(Noun)

    A mixture consisting of beaten egg whites and sugar which is added to the tops of pies then browned.

    The key to a good baked Alaska is the meringue topping.

  2. meringue(Noun)

    A shell made of this mixture which serves as the receptacle for fruit, ice cream or sherbet.

    Shirley likes to have strawberry with her meringue.

  3. Origin: From meringue, from meringue, derivative of *, from *, from marjanan, from mer-. Cognate with meringe (from mern), merunge (from meren), merian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meringue(noun)

    a delicate pastry made of powdered sugar and the whites of eggs whipped up, -- with jam or cream added


  1. Meringue

    Meringue, is a type of dessert, often associated with Swiss and French cuisine, made from whipped egg whites and sugar, and occasionally an acid such as cream of tartar or a small amount of vinegar. A binding agent such as cornstarch or gelatin may also be added. The addition of powdered sugar, which usually contains corn starch, to the uncooked meringue produces a pavlova, a national dish of Australia and New Zealand. The key to the formation of a good meringue is the formation of stiff peaks formed by denaturing the protein ovalbumin via mechanical shear. Meringues are often flavoured with vanilla and a small amount of almond or coconut extract, although if these extracts are based on an oil infusion, an excess of fat from the oil may inhibit the egg whites from forming a foam. They are light, airy and sweet confections. Homemade meringues are often chewy and soft with a crisp exterior, although a uniform crisp texture may be achieved at home, whilst commercial meringues are crisp throughout.

Translations for meringue

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a cake made from) a crisp cooked mixture of sugar and white of eggs.

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