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marron

[mar-uh n, muh-rohn; French ma-rawn] /ˈmær ən, məˈroʊn; French maˈrɔ̃/
noun
1.
a large European chestnut, especially as used in cookery: candied or preserved in syrup.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; < French; see maroon1
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  • marron, however, was named in the complaint as the one who fired the handgun used in the fatal shooting.
British Dictionary definitions for marron

marron1

/ˈmærən; French marɔ̃/
noun
1.
a large edible sweet chestnut
Word Origin
from French, of obscure origin

marron2

/ˈmærən/
noun
1.
a large freshwater crayfish of Western Australia, Cherax tenuimanus
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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