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a withered old woman
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crony – a close friend or companion
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1. Derogatory An old woman considered to be ugly; a hag.
2. A woman who is venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.
[Middle English, from Old North French carogne, carrion, cantankerous woman, from Vulgar Latin *carōnia, carrion, from Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]
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a witchlike old woman
[C14: from Old Northern French carogne carrion, ultimately from Latin caro flesh]
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a withered, witchlike old woman.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch croonie old ewe < Old North French caronie carrion]
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|Noun||1.||crone - an ugly evil-looking old woman |
old woman - a woman who is old
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noun old woman, witch, hag, old bag (derogatory slang), old bat (slang) a toothless old crone sitting in the corner
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n → Tante f (inf)
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crone[krəʊn] n → vecchiarda
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