Definition of meringue in English:



  • An item of sweet food made from a mixture of well-beaten egg whites and sugar, baked until crisp and typically used as a topping for desserts, especially pies. Individual meringues are often filled with fruit or whipped cream.

    • ‘He observed her recipe ingredients, and asked, ‘Nut meringues?’’
    • ‘If you can't resist dessert, though, choose fresh fruit, gelatin, sorbet, sherbet, fruit ice, meringues or plain cake with fruit purée.’
    • ‘When they stopped by the Inn, Debbye had asked Wendy about the possibility of some nut meringues, and the vixen had happily supplied her with four dozen of the crunchy delicacies.’
    • ‘Triacetin is added to dried egg whites so that they can be whipped into meringues.’
    • ‘Wendy had grouped them in sets of two pinwheels, or three meringues, or five cookies, each.’
    • ‘The heaving fruit bowl, the waiting at the school gates and the planned attempt to master meringues are concerted efforts by Eclair to squeeze into the good mum role.’
    • ‘We were delighted with the show and happily chose from various cheesecakes, meringues and chocolate cakes.’
    • ‘I store it in jars and use it to spoon over all sorts of things, like pancakes, creamy meringues, plain cheesecake, yogurt, and vanilla ice-cream.’
    • ‘We were presented with bags of tiny flavoured meringues to take away, in case we were still feeling peckish on the short cab journey home.’
    • ‘This allows for the tremendous skill of morphing into delicious meringues.’
    • ‘Two Coffee Choux pastries, something with strawberries and meringues and something big and fluffy and full of custard.’
    • ‘Modern versions often include ice cream and omit the meringues.’
    • ‘We make a lot of meringues, so put the egg whites in there, then the yolks go in the quiche.’
    • ‘I'd do difficult things like puff pastry or meringues.’
    • ‘When you want the dessert light and the ingredient list short, make meringues.’
    • ‘The cakes consisted of an almond-topped Madeira cake and a tangy lemon version, along with strawberry pastries, miniature lemon meringues and carrot cake - all of which were sublime.’
    • ‘Not only do they thicken and enrich sauces, bind stuffings, lighten and expand on whisking to create soufflés and meringues, they can also be cooked in a variety of ways to serve as a meal in their own right.’
    • ‘Chocolate-pistachio meringues, easily made ahead, are a sweet ending.’
    • ‘I often helped out in the kitchen cooking meringues and cakes, the usual childhood stuff.’
    • ‘I've had a poached egg and a sausage roll and four meringues.’


From French, of unknown origin.