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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Magdalena, a senior botanical horticulturist at London's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, introduces readers to one of the island's zombie plants, the café marron: a small, glossy-leaved tree that's continuously covered with tiny white flowers. Willy Blackmore, latimes.com, "Saving the world one plant at a time in 'The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species' by Carlos Magdalena," 6 Apr. 2018 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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