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

  • adj. Prepared with tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, onion, and white wine: veal Marengo.

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

  • n. a battle in 1800 in which the French under Napoleon Bonaparte won a great victory over the Austrians


After Marengo, a village of northwest Italy (probably from the chicken dish served to Napoleon following his victory over the Austrians here on June 14, 1800).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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