Meringue Me`ringue" (F. m[~e]`r[a^]N"g'; E. m[e^]*r[a^]ng"), n. [F.] A delicate pastry made of powdered sugar and the whites of eggs whipped up, -- with jam or cream added. [1913 Webster]

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  • meringue — [ mərɛ̃g ] n. f. • 1691; o. i., p. ê. du polonais marzynka ♦ Préparation sucrée très légère à base de blancs d œufs battus en neige, que l on fait cuire à four doux. Meringue glacée (⇒ vacherin) , au chocolat. ● meringue nom féminin (peut être… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • meringué — meringué, ée (me rin ghé, ghée) adj. Dont le dessus est semblable à la crème des meringues. Gâteau meringué. •   Si ces gâteaux n étaient pas légers et comme meringués, il faudrait y mettre plus de potasse qu on ne l a prescrit, GENLIS Mais. rust …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • meringue — (n.) whites of eggs mixed with sugar, 1706, from Fr. méringue (18c.), of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • meringue — ► NOUN 1) beaten egg whites and sugar baked until crisp. 2) a small cake made of meringue. ORIGIN French …   English terms dictionary

  • meringue — [mə raŋ′] n. [Fr < ?] 1. egg whites mixed with sugar, beaten until stiff, spread over pies, cakes, etc., and often browned in the oven 2. a baked shell made of this mixture, often filled with fruit or ice cream …   English World dictionary

  • Meringue — This article is about the dessert. For the Dominican folk dance and music, see Merengue (dance). For the Haitian folk music, see Méringue. Meringue with whipped cream …   Wikipedia

  • Meringue — Cet article possède des paronymes, voir : Méringue (danse) et Merengue …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Méringue — This article is about the Haitian folk music. For the dessert, see Meringue. For the Dominican folk dance and music, see Merengue (dance). For other uses, see Merengue. Music of Haiti General topics Related articles Genres …   Wikipedia

  • meringue — /meuh rang /, n. 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,… …   Universalium

  • méringue — /may rang /, n., v.i., méringued, méringuing. merengue. [ < F < Haitian Creole] * * * ▪ food       mixture of stiffly beaten egg whites and sugar that is used in confections and desserts. The invention of meringue in 1720 is attributed to a Swiss …   Universalium

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