Meaning of “crone” in the English Dictionary

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"crone" in English

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cronenoun [ C ]

uk /krəʊn/ us /kroʊn/

Examples from literature

  • A withered old crone sat at one of the doors, sunning herself. 
  • Gold and silver, and each thing more precious than another, in the crone's castle. 
  • Her feet were bare, and altogether she was a most repulsive old crone. 
  • The old crone puffed up again at this unexpected flare, and went out of the room, plopping her feet on floor and mumbling. 
  • The two old crones sat with the body all night and all the next day. 

(Definition of “crone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)