WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
mac•a•roon /ˌmækəˈrun/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Fooda cookie made of beaten egg whites, sugar, and almond paste.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
mac•a•roon  (mak′ə ro̅o̅n),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Fooda drop cookie made of egg whites, sugar, usually almond paste or coconut, and sometimes a little flour.
  • dialect, dialectal Italian maccarone cake or biscuit made of ground almonds; see macaroni
  • Middle French macaron
  • 1605–15


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

macaroon /ˌmækəˈruːn/ n
  1. a kind of sweet biscuit made of ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites
Etymology: 17th Century: via French macaron from Italian maccarone macaroni



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