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Macaroon

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Macaróon. n.s. [macarone, Italian.]

  1. A coarse, rude, low fellow; whence macaronick poetry, in which the language is purposely corrupted.

    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.
    Donne.

  2. [Macaron, French, from μάκαρ.] A kind of sweet biscuit, made of flower, almonds, eggs, and sugar.

Sources: Donne, John (44)

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