ma·​con ma-ˈkōⁿ How to pronounce macon (audio)
variants or less commonly mâcon
often capitalized
: a dry red or white wine produced in the area around Mâcon, France

Word History


French mâcon, from Mâcon, France

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of macon was in 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Macon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Macon 1 of 2

geographical name (1)

Ma·​con ˈmā-kən How to pronounce Macon (audio)
city on the Ocmulgee River in central Georgia population 91,351


2 of 2

geographical name (2)

Mâ·​con mä-ˈkōⁿ How to pronounce Mâcon (audio)
city on the Saône River in east central France population 34,040

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