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Originally Tuscan, from Byzantine Greek μάραον (máraon, sweet chestnut), ultimately from Proto-Celtic *māros (great), referring to the size of the nut, related to Welsh mawr and Cimbrian môr, a borrowing.


  • IPA(key): /marˈ
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -one
  • Hyphenation: mar‧ró‧ne


marrone (plural marroni)

  1. brown


marrone m (plural marroni)

  1. brown
  2. a large and savoury/savory chestnut variety
  3. the tree that produces that chestnut
  4. (by extension) chestnut
    Synonym: castagna
  5. (slang, vulgar, usually in the plural) ball, bollock
    Synonyms: coglione, (plural) palle, marone
  6. botch up

Derived terms[edit]


  • French: marron (see there for further descendants)
  • German: Marone, Maroni

See also[edit]

Colors in Italian · colori (layout · text)
     bianco      argento; grigio      nero
             rosso; cremisi              arancione; marrone; bronzo              giallo; oro; crema
             verde chiaro; limetta              verde              verde acqua; acquamarina; verde menta; verde menta scuro
             ciano; azzurro; celeste; blu petrolio; foglia di              azzurro; celeste; celeste scuro              blu; blu scuro
             violetto; indaco              magenta; viola              rosa; fucsia; porpora

Further reading[edit]

  • Vocabolario Etimologico della Lingua Italiana