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[mey-rang] /meɪˈræŋ/
noun, verb (used without object), méringued, méringuing.
Origin of méringue
< French < Haitian Creole
Related forms
unmeringued, adjective Unabridged
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  • We snatched a table and downed sparkling apple cider, veggie pot-pies and meringue topped with strawberries.
  • Most of them can make a so-called meringue to add to a lemon pie or a chocolate pudding.
  • It is round, rather flat, and has only three layers of meringue and filling.
  • Spoon meringue into pastry bag fitted with star tip.
  • Lemon meringue pie is an easy dessert to rethink as a cookie.
  • For example, it shows how to make a pie crust, meringue or biscotti.
  • Stay for dessert and choose from lemon meringue pie, cheesecake or a banana split.
  • At the hotel, adults can play the slots at a casino or dance to salsa and meringue music in a lounge bar.
  • For dessert there's pear carpaccio with gingerbread ice-cream and meringue.
  • The lemon bar is deliciously tart and tangy and adorned with meringue.
British Dictionary definitions for méringue


stiffly beaten egg whites mixed with sugar and baked, often as a topping for pies, cakes, etc
a small cake or shell of this mixture, often filled with cream
Word Origin
C18: from French, origin obscure
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Word Origin and History for méringue



whites of eggs mixed with sugar, 1706, from French méringue (18c.), of unknown origin.

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