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crone

[krohn] /kroʊn/
noun
1.
a withered, witchlike old woman.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch croonie old ewe < Old North French caronie carrion
Related forms
cronish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cronish

crone

/krəʊn/
noun
1.
a witchlike old woman
Word Origin
C14: from Old Northern French carogne carrion, ultimately from Latin caro flesh
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Word Origin and History for cronish

crone

n.

late 14c., from Anglo-French carogne, from Old North French carogne, term of abuse for a cantankerous or withered woman, literally "carrion," from Vulgar Latin *caronia (see carrion).

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