macaroon

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English[edit]

Almond and coconut macaroons
Coconut macaroon closeup

Etymology 1[edit]

From French macaron.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

macaroon (plural macaroons)

  1. A soft biscuit or cookie prepared with almond or coconut dough.
  2. Alternative spelling of macaron
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian macarone.

Noun[edit]

macaroon (plural macaroons)'

  1. A coarse, rude, low fellow
    • 1590s, John Donne, Satire IV, "Well; I may now receive, and die":
      Like a big wife, at sight of lothed meat,
      Ready to travail; so I sigh and sweat,
      To hear this macaroon talk on in vain.