[mar-uh n, muh-rohn; French ma-rawn]
- a large European chestnut, especially as used in cookery: candied or preserved in syrup.
Origin of marron
From French, dating back to 1970–75; see origin at maroon1
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Examples from the Web for marron
"The scale of Wall Street is bigger by several orders of magnitude," says Marron.
The vast majority of business," says Marron, "is done at very high ethical standards.
"They wanted me to stay with my boys at the first," said Marron, with a shrug of his shoulders.The Boy Scouts on the Trail
Marron, from which the English word “Maroon” is derived, has a Spanish origin."Gombo Zhbes"
Mrs. Marron was voluble, ignorant, and a willing source of information.Average Jones
Samuel Hopkins Adams
Two Marron strains are mentioned as producers of very large nuts; otherwise this variety's record is not impressive.
Where the chocolate fails, however, the marron glacé is an infallible specific.In the Days of My Youth
Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
- a large edible sweet chestnut
from French, of obscure origin
- a large freshwater crayfish of Western Australia, Cherax tenuimanus
from a native Australian language
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