Definition of crone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//krəʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//kroʊn//
(literary) Old age
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an ugly old woman See related entries: Old age Word Originlate Middle English: via Middle Dutch croonje, caroonje ‘carcass, old ewe’ from Old Northern French caroigne ‘carrion, cantankerous woman’, Old French charoigne, based on Latin caro ‘flesh’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crone