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MACARO’ON. n.s.

MACARO'ON. n.s.

MACARO’ON. n.s. [macarone, Italian.]
I. A coarse, rude, low fellow; whence macaro
nick 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 μαχαρ.] A kind of sweet biscuit,
made of flower, almonds, eggs, and sugar.