marron

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from French.

Noun[edit]

marron (plural marrons)

  1. A chestnut
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Nyunga marran

Noun[edit]

marron (plural marrons)

  1. Cherax tenuimanus, a type of freshwater crayfish from Western Australia.
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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Italian marrone.

Noun[edit]

marron m (plural marrons)

  1. horse-chestnut
  2. chestnut
  3. chestnut brown
  4. A token used as a control of the presence of someone at his post
  5. (pyrotechnics) firecracker (on a rocket)
  6. (informal) punch (with the fist)
  7. (informal) head

Adjective[edit]

marron (invariable)

  1. brown
Usage notes[edit]
  • This adjective is used mainly in France. Elsewhere, the usual adjective is brun.
  • Like all colors that take their name from animals and plants, this sense of the adjective is invariable. However, by analogy with the corresponding noun which has a plural, some people may erroneously consider it variable in number and use marrons as the plural.

Etymology 2[edit]

From a West Indies creole, from Spanish cimarrón < cima.

Adjective[edit]

marron m (feminine marronne, masculine plural marrons, feminine plural marronnes)

  1. that has become wild again (used of a slave or animal who has returned to a free or wild state)
  2. illicit, crooked (of professions)
    Magie marronne. Hedge magic.

Noun[edit]

marron m (plural marrons)

  1. maroon (a slave or animal who has run away to live free)