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- Rhymes: -əʊn
crone (plural crones)
- (obsolete) An old woman.
- But still the crone was constant to her note.
- An archetypal figure, a Wise Woman.
- An ugly, evil-looking, or frightening old woman; a hag.
- (obsolete) An old ewe.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Tusser to this entry?)
- (obsolete) An old man, especially one who talks and acts like an old woman.
- A few old battered crones of office.
- Washington Irving
- The old crone [a negro man] lived in a hovel […] which his master had given him.
- See also Wikisaurus:old woman
obsolete: an old woman
an ugly evil-looking or frightening old woman; a hag
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