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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English warenne, from Anglo-Norman and Old Northern French warenne (compare Old French guarenne, garenne (game-park), probably ultimately from *warjaną (ward off, defend against); compare also Old French warir, guarir, a borrowing from this Germanic root). Alternatively from Gaulish *warrennā (enclosed area), from *warros (stick, post), Proto-Celtic *warrā (post, prop). [1]

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warren (plural warrens)

  1. The system of burrows where rabbits live.
  2. An enclosed piece of land set aside for breeding game, especially rabbits.
  3. (figuratively) A mazelike place of dark alleys etc in which it's easy to lose oneself; especially one that may be overcrowded.
  4. A heart-shaped hoe.

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  • Rhymes: -ɑrən

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warren

  1. Plural form of war

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warren

  1. Alternative form of werren