Marengo


Marengo

Marengo [muh-reng-goh; for 1 also Italian mah-reng-gaw] Examples noun, plural Ma·ren·gos for 2.

  1. a village in Piedmont, in NW Italy: Napoleon defeated the Austrians 1800.
  2. a former gold coin of Italy, issued by Napoleon after the battle of Marengo.

adjective

  1. (often lowercase) (of food) browned in oil and cooked with tomatoes, garlic, wine, and often mushrooms and brandy: chicken marengo.

Examples from the Web for marengo Historical Examples of marengo

  • Accordingly he started up the Iowa River to the vicinity of Marengo.

    Old Fort Snelling

    Marcus L. Hansen

  • Proceeding to the vicinity of Marengo, a council was held with the Indians.

    Old Fort Snelling

    Marcus L. Hansen

  • Thus, in 1800, at Marengo, he reconquered Italy in twelve hours.

    Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847

    Various

  • So, too, did Marengo—but there was still danger for Jeanette.

    The Boy Hunters

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • During all this time Marengo stood by, restrained by them from rushing forward.

    The Boy Hunters

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • British Dictionary definitions for marengo Marengo 1 adjective

    1. (postpositive) browned in oil and cooked with tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, wine, etcchicken Marengo

    Word Origin for Marengo C19: after a dish prepared for Napoleon after the battle of Marengo Marengo 2 noun

    1. a village in NW Italy: site of a major battle in which Napoleon decisively defeated the Austrians (1800)

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    38 queries 2.786