crone

[ krohn ]
/ kroʊn /

noun

a withered, witchlike old woman.

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Origin of crone

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle Dutch croonie old ewe <Old North French caroniecarrion

OTHER WORDS FROM crone

cronish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crone

crone
/ (krəʊn) /

noun

a witchlike old woman

Word Origin for crone

C14: from Old Northern French carogne carrion, ultimately from Latin caro flesh
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