- macaroon (n.)
- 1610s, "small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds," from French macaron (16c.), from dialectal Italian maccarone (see macaroni). French meaning said to have been invented 1552 by Rabelais. The -oon ending was conventional in 15c.-17c. English to add emphasis to borrowings of French nouns ending in stressed -on.
- 1. He explains the difference between macaroni and a macaroon.
- 2. Leave the chocolate macaroon in room temperature until the surface become dry.
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