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 (măr′ən, mă-rôN′)
[French; see maroon2.]
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(ˈmærən; French marɔ̃)
(Plants) a large edible sweet chestnut
[from French, of obscure origin]


(Animals) a large freshwater crayfish of Western Australia, Cherax tenuimanus
[from a native Australian language]
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(məˈroʊn, mæˈrɔ̃)

a large European chestnut.
[1970–75; < French; see maroon1]
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References in classic literature ?
The wine tasted good; the marron glace seemed to be just what she wanted.
Next we'll lure him on--(that's about the reach of his arm)--with the marron glare, and then he'll open out this orange.
With care and elaboration they ornamented that tree's lower branches with sugar-topped biscuits, oranges, bits of banana, and marrons glares till it looked very ape's path to Paradise.
Based on the 1992 Oscar-nominated movie staring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, it follows ex-Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker.
Jenlee Shallow shone as the lead Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Photo: Paul Coltas
We also continue to build an annuity-quality revenue base to support consistent revenue growth," said Mark Marron, President and Chief Executive Officer.
IAnd Alexandra Burke clearly loves it, too, with this latest UK tour her third time playing singing superstar Rachel Marron, who is the unwitting subject of a sinister stalker's attentions.
Tragic Stephen Marron, 47, died when a car ploughed into his on Tuesday night in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan.
A 670-megawatt coal-fired power plant project in Luna town, La Union province, which some residents and environmental groups have opposed, will bring more good than harm to the community, Mayor Victor Marvin Marron said on Thursday.
Empire Commercial Construction announces the promotion of Chris Marron and the addition of Jerry Mosier and Pina LaDelfa.
Diagnosis: Cuerpo robusto con alas anteriores anaranjado amarillento y venas marron oscuro.