Macaroni

Mac`a*ro"ni

(?), n.;
pl. Macaronis (#), or Macaronies.
[Prov. It. macaroni, It. maccheroni, fr. Gr. happiness, later, a funeral feast, fr. blessed, happy. Prob. so called because eaten at such feasts in honor of the dead; cf. Gr. blessed, i. e., dead. Cf. Macaroon.] 1. Long slender tubes made of a paste chiefly of a wheat flour such as semolina, and used as an article of food; a form of Italian pasta.
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A paste similarly prepared is largely used as food in Persia, India, and China, but is not commonly made tubular like the Italian macaroni. Balfour (Cyc. of India).
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2. A medley; something droll or extravagant.
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3. A sort of droll or fool. [Obs.] Addison.
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4. A finical person; a fop; -- applied especially to English fops of about 1775, who affected the mannerisms and clothing of continental Europe. Goldsmith.
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5. pl. (U. S. Hist.) The designation of a body of Maryland soldiers in the Revolutionary War, distinguished by a rich uniform. W. Irving.
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Mac`a*ro"ni*an

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Mac`a*ron"ic

(?), } a. [Cf. It. maccheronico, F. macaronique.] 1. Pertaining to, or like, macaroni (originally a dish of mixed food); hence, mixed; confused; jumbled.
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2. Of or pertaining to the burlesque composition called macaronic; as, macaronic poetry.
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