marron

noun
mar·​ron | \ ma-ˈrōⁿ How to pronounce marron (audio) \

Definition of marron

2 marrons\ ma-​ˈrōⁿ(z) How to pronounce marrons (audio)\ plural : chestnuts and especially Spanish chestnuts preserved in vanilla-flavored syrup

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The serene, spacious boutique hotel also has a romantic restaurant overlooking a reflective lake where breakfast is as irresistible as degustation dinners of delectables such as confit duck leg and marron. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood's Travel Guide to Western Australia," 16 July 2019 General de Gaulle, who remains an important figure to me, said that merging all the peoples of Europe would be like making a purée de marrons (chestnut purée). Michał Matlak, The New York Review of Books, "‘Nostalgia Serves No Purpose’: An Interview with Michel Barnier," 29 May 2019 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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