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EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /marˈro.ne/
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  • Hyphenation: mar‧ró‧ne

AdjectiveEdit

marrone (masculine and feminine plural marroni)

  1. brown

NounEdit

marrone m (plural marroni)

  1. brown
  2. a large and savoury chestnut variety
  3. the tree that produces that chestnut
  4. (by extension) chestnut
  5. (slang, vulgar, chiefly plural) ball, bollock
  6. botch up

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DescendantsEdit

  • French: marron (see there for further descendants)

See alsoEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • Vocabolario Etimologico della Lingua Italiana

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