- a delicate, frothy mixture made with beaten egg whites and sugar or hot syrup, and browned, used as a topping for pies, pastry, etc.
- a pastry or pastry shell made by baking such a mixture, sometimes filled with fruit, whipped cream, etc.
noun, verb (used without object), mé·ringued, mé·ringu·ing.
- stiffly beaten egg whites mixed with sugar and baked, often as a topping for pies, cakes, etc
- a small cake or shell of this mixture, often filled with cream
n.whites of eggs mixed with sugar, 1706, from French méringue (18c.), of unknown origin.