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marron

[mar-uh n, muh-rohn; French ma-rawn]
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noun
  1. a large European chestnut, especially as used in cookery: candied or preserved in syrup.
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Origin of marron

From French, dating back to 1970–75; see origin at maroon1
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marron1

noun
  1. a large edible sweet chestnut
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Word Origin

from French, of obscure origin

marron2

noun
  1. a large freshwater crayfish of Western Australia, Cherax tenuimanus
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Word Origin

from a native Australian language
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