macon

noun, often capitalized
ma·​con | \ ma-ˈkōⁿ How to pronounce macon (audio) \
variants: or less commonly mâcon

Definition of macon

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a dry red or white wine produced in the area around Mâcon, France

Macon

geographical name (1)
Ma·​con | \ ˈmā-kən How to pronounce Macon (audio) \

Definition of Macon (Entry 2 of 3)

city on the Ocmulgee River in central Georgia population 91,351

Mâcon

geographical name (2)
Mâ·​con | \ mä-ˈkōⁿ How to pronounce Mâcon (audio) \

Definition of Mâcon (Entry 3 of 3)

city on the Saône River in east central France population 34,040

First Known Use of macon

Noun

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macon

Noun

French mâcon, from Mâcon, France

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“Macon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macon. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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