marron

noun

mar·​ron ma-ˈrōⁿ How to pronounce marron (audio)
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marrons ma-ˈrōⁿ(z) How to pronounce marron (audio) plural : chestnuts and especially Spanish chestnuts preserved in vanilla-flavored syrup

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The pop-up will offer Lady M's signature cakes in four flavors: Green tea topped with matcha from Japan; seasonal marron with chestnut pastry cream and powdered sugar; and the signature mille crepes, with alternating crepe and cream layers. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, 10 Dec. 2019 This time, exchanging her nude glossy lip for a matte marron finish, pinning her honey blonde locks behind her ear, and glistening in Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Nandi Howard, Essence, 18 Nov. 2019 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 4 June 2017 See More

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Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of marron was in 1877

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Cite this Entry

“Marron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marron. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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