General English

  • noun a sweet baked dessert made of egg whites and sugar


  • feminine A whisked mixture of egg white and caster sugar in which a large amount of air is incorporated. The mixture is dried in a slow oven. The principal types are meringue suisse (often known simply as meringue), meringue cuite, Italian meringue and American meringue. All are shaped before drying and all use about 50 g of sugar per egg white.


  • noun a mixture of whipped egg white and caster sugar, dried slowly in the oven