rognon

noun
ro·​gnon | \ (ˈ)rōn¦yōⁿ, (ˈ)rȯn- \
plural -s

Definition of rognon

: a small rounded mass of rock usually embedded in rock of a different type

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First Known Use of rognon

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rognon

French, literally, kidney, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin renion-, renio, from Latin renes (plural) kidneys

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“Rognon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rognon. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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