marron

[ mar-uh n, muh-rohn; French ma-rawn ]
/ ˈmær ən, məˈroʊn; French maˈrɔ̃ /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for marron (1 of 2)

marron1
/ (ˈmærən, French marɔ̃) /

noun

a large edible sweet chestnut

Word Origin for marron

from French, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for marron (2 of 2)

marron2
/ (ˈmærən) /

noun

a large freshwater crayfish of Western Australia, Cherax tenuimanus

Word Origin for marron

from a native Australian language
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