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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chewy cookie made with sugar, egg whites, and almond paste or coconut.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft biscuit or cookie prepared with almond or coconut dough.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small cake, composed chiefly of the white of eggs, almonds or coconut, and sugar.
  • n. A finical fellow, or macaroni.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small sweet cake, made of sweet-almond meal instead of wheaten flour, and white of eggs.
  • n. A droll; a buffoon. A finical fellow; a fop; an exquisite. Compare macaroni, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. chewy cookie usually containing almond paste

Etymologies

French macaron, from Italian dialectal maccarone, dumpling, macaroni.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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