• WordNet 3.6
    • n macaroon chewy cookie usually containing almond paste
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Catherine de Medici married Henry II of France (1533) she brought forks with her, as well as several master Florentine cooks. Foods never before seen in France were soon being served using utensils instead of fingers or daggers. She is said to have introduced spinach (which "à la Florentine" usually means) as well as aspics, sweetbreads, artichoke hearts, truffles, liver crépinettes, quenelles of poultry, macaroons, ice cream, and zabagliones.
    • Macaroon A finical fellow, or macaroni.
    • Macaroon A small cake, composed chiefly of the white of eggs, almonds or coconut, and sugar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n macaroon A small sweet cake, made of sweet-almond meal instead of wheaten flour, and white of eggs.
    • n macaroon A droll; a buffoon. A finical fellow; a fop; an exquisite. Compare macaroni, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Macaroon mak-a-rōōn′ a sweet biscuit made chiefly of almonds and sugar.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. macaron, It. maccherone,. See Macaroni
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It. maccaroni above.


In literature:

Egg Cakes, All sorts of Macaroons, Marchepane Crisp Almonds.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
Were it desired to give the macaroons a brownish color, mix with the paste a little burnt sugar.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
MACAROONS (a Bavarian Recipe).
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Put half a teaspoonful of the macaroon paste on a scrap of buttered paper in the oven.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
Macaroons may be used to line the edges of the dish.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Take as many macaroons as the bottom of your dish will hold; peel off the wafers, and dip the cakes in Madeira or mountain wine.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
Macaroon Souflee 103 381.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
I ran downstairs, too, and asked Watson to give me a macaroon biscuit.
"Daddy's Girl" by L. T. Meade
Serve with whipped cream, into which beat finely sifted crumbs of three macaroons.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
Macaroon mousse is made by adding crushed and rolled macaroons to whipped cream and burying the mould in ice and salt.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Whiskered cats arointed flee,
Sturdy stoppers keep from thee
Cologne distillations;
Nuts lie in thy path for stones,
And thy feast-day macaroons
Turn to daily rations!
"To Flush, My Dog" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In news:

Mobile pastry mongers also sling croissants and macaroons Sundays at the farmers' market on Lincoln Road.
Two she hasn't quite perfected yet: eclairs and macaroons.
Gâteau De Crêpes A La Normande (Flaming Mound of Crêpes with Baked Apple Slices and Macaroons).
You will find it hard to live without macaroons once you've had them.
Maarten Steenman lovingly crafts superb French macaroons in his Mount Kisco bakery and shop, La Tulipe Desserts.
Walking into Matt Morris' solo exhibition at Semantics , I Will Never Recover from this Macaroon, is like walking into a house the morning after a decadent, frenetic party.
Flourless, chewy, and delicious, the macaroon has become a staple for Jews avoiding chametz during Passover.
These Lemony Almond Macaroons combine American and Sephardic traditions to create a uniquely delicious Passover treat.
Sometimes, all I want in life is a macaroon.
Salted caramel macaroons are part of the New Orleans macaroon collection, which includes flavors like Southern pecan, cafe au lait and bananas Foster.
It wasn't the wine, museums or macaroons that sustained my interest during a trip to Europe this summer.
Three kinds of coconut give this macaroon three times the flavor.
You'll find cakes, pies, tarts, pastries, macaroons and more in a'Tavola's bakery.
These luxurious macaroons studded with pistachios and dried cranberries hail from food stylist Katie Webster.
1 1/2 cups almond macaroons (Purchased kosher for Passover at Albertsons or QFC in the Passover section.