macaroon

EnglishEdit

 
Almond and coconut macaroons
 
Coconut macaroon closeup

Etymology 1Edit

From French macaron.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

macaroon (plural macaroons)

  1. A soft biscuit or cookie prepared with almond or coconut dough.
  2. Alternative spelling of macaron
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Italian macarone.

NounEdit

macaroon (plural macaroons)

  1. (archaic) 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.

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