What does macaroon mean?

Definitions for macaroonˌmæk əˈrun

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. macaroon(noun)

    chewy cookie usually containing almond paste


  1. macaroon(Noun)

    A soft biscuit or cookie prepared with almond or coconut dough.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Macaroon(noun)

    a small cake, composed chiefly of the white of eggs, almonds, and sugar

  2. Macaroon(noun)

    a finical fellow, or macaroni

  3. Origin: [F. macaron, It. maccherone. See Macaroni.]


  1. Macaroon

    A macaroon is a type of light, baked confection, described as either small cakes or meringue-like cookies depending on their consistency. The original macaroon was a "small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds" similar to Italian amaretti. The English word macaroon and French macaron come from the Italian maccarone or maccherone. This word is itself derived from ammaccare, meaning crush or beat, used here in reference to the almond paste which is the principal ingredient. Most recipes call for egg whites, almonds, coconut, or nuts. Almost all call for sugar. Macaroons are sometimes baked on edible rice paper placed on a baking tray.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Macaroon

    mak-a-rōōn′, n. a sweet biscuit made chiefly of almonds and sugar. [Fr.,—It. maccaroni above.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of macaroon in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of macaroon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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