Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of maroon.
  • noun See maroon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A large chestnut.
  • noun A chestnut color; maroon.
  • noun (Pyrotechny & Mil.) A paper or pasteboard box or shell, wound about with strong twine, filled with an explosive, and ignited with a fuse, -- used to make a noise like a cannon.

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  • noun chestnut
  • noun A type of freshwater crayfish from Western Australia.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French; see maroon.]

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From French

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Nyunga marran

Examples

  • I first learned about red Kuri squash here, where the charming little guy is known by his French name, potimarron, the 'marron' in the name because it tastes like chestnuts.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • I first learned about red Kuri squash here, where the charming little guy is known by his French name, potimarron, the 'marron' in the name because it tastes like chestnuts.

    A New Knife, A New Squash, A New Cookie

  • But what the French refer to as a marron is not the fruit of the marronnier at all those are apparently marrons d’inde, it’s actually a type of edible chestnut.

    nation of hypochondriacs

  • But what the French refer to as a marron is not the fruit of the marronnier at all those are apparently marrons d’inde, it’s actually a type of edible chestnut.

    conquering conkers

  • Dimanche dernier, * we were contemplating dessert (should we go for a walk first ... or dive right into the gâteau de marron*?).

    façonner - French Word-A-Day

  • Companies are now making ovens and ranges in dozens of delicious colors, such as pumpkin (Viking), and marron glace (a chestnut brown, from Lacanche).

    Dreams of a high-end kitchen range go on the front burner

  • Cooked plain chestnuts, unlike the über-rich marron glacé, have a dusty flavour that is helped in something sweet such as these brownies by marinating them first in a simple mixture of brown sugar, vanilla and rum.

    Dan Lepard's chestnut brownies recipe

  • Galatasaray shirt have a marron collar and Adidas three stripes, Adidas logo, centred just below the collar.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Dimanche dernier, * we were contemplating dessert (should we go for a walk first ... or dive right into the gâteau de marron*?).

    façonner - French Word-A-Day

  • Dimanche dernier = last Sunday gâteau de marron = chestnut cake campagne = countryside

    façonner - French Word-A-Day

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  • "She had cut the last of the chestnut skins and buried the gleaming marrons in the ashes to bake with the yams, by the time he came back."

    —Diana Gabaldon, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (New York: Bantam Dell, 2005), 617

    February 1, 2010