Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 1).
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (pasta)
a. macaroni
Me encantan los macarrones con salsa de tomate.I love macaroni with tomato sauce.
2. (almond cake)
a. macaroon
Nos pusieron unos macarrones deliciosos con el café.They served some delicious macaroons with our coffee.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(protective covering)
a. sheath
El electricista metió los cables en un macarrón.The electrician put the cables inside a sheath.
4. (nautical)
a. bulwark
Las olas azotaban los macarrones del navío.The waves lashed the ship's bulwarks.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
2. (dulce)
a. macaroon
3. (tubo)
a. sheath
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(also macarrón de almendras) macaroon
(Náutica) bulwark; stanchion
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