marron

[mar-uh n, muh-rohn; French ma-rawn]
|

noun

a large European chestnut, especially as used in cookery: candied or preserved in syrup.

Nearby words

  1. marriageable,
  2. married,
  3. married print,
  4. marriedly,
  5. marriner,
  6. marrons glacés,
  7. marrow,
  8. marrow fat,
  9. marrow squash,
  10. marrowbone

Origin of marron

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for marron


British Dictionary definitions for marron

marron

1

noun

a large edible sweet chestnut

Word Origin for marron

from French, of obscure origin

noun

a large freshwater crayfish of Western Australia, Cherax tenuimanus

Word Origin for marron

from a native Australian language

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012