marron

[mar-uh n, muh-rohn; French ma-rawn]

Origin of marron

From French, dating back to 1970–75; see origin at maroon1
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Contemporary Examples of marron

  • "The scale of Wall Street is bigger by several orders of magnitude," says Marron.

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    Are Ethics for Suckers?

    Joanne Lipman

    April 11, 2011

  • The vast majority of business," says Marron, "is done at very high ethical standards.

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    Are Ethics for Suckers?

    Joanne Lipman

    April 11, 2011

Historical Examples of marron


British Dictionary definitions for marron

marron

1
noun
  1. a large edible sweet chestnut

Word Origin for marron

from French, of obscure origin

marron

2
noun
  1. a large freshwater crayfish of Western Australia, Cherax tenuimanus

Word Origin for marron

from a native Australian language
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