marron

noun
mar·ron | \ ma-ˈrōⁿ \

Definition of marron 

2 marrons\-ˈrōⁿ(z) \ plural : chestnuts and especially Spanish chestnuts preserved in vanilla-flavored syrup

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Words to know: le maquereau: mackerel, pimp (informal) le marron: chestnut a) Mackerels are the chestnuts of the sea. Henry Alford, The New Yorker, "Les Macrons, Les Macarons: A Quiz," 4 June 2017 Words to know: le maquereau: mackerel, pimp (informal) le marron: chestnut a) Mackerels are the chestnuts of the sea. Henry Alford, The New Yorker, "Les Macrons, Les Macarons: A Quiz," 4 June 2017

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First Known Use of marron

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for marron

French

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