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Definition of "macaroon" [mac•a•roon]

  • A chewy cookie made with sugar, egg whites, and almond paste or coconut. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "macaroon" in a sentence
  • "What most of us know as a macaroon is usually made with coconut, sometimes almond paste, and it's sometimes swirly, sometimes round, frequently dense and often tasty, but rarely light, elegant or ooh-la-la worthy."
  • "Cookies have existed since the 600's and appear to have originated in Persia and were popularized and sweetened after they were brought to cookie was named by the Dutch as "Koekje" which was anglicized to become the word: cookies during the American Pilgrimage were the macaroon from the French and the gingerbread cookie from the Dutch."
  • "I always thought a macaroon was a chocolate-coconut candy until I saw stuff like this and this."