The definition of a crone is a hag or an old, ugly woman.(noun)
An example of a crone is a mean, old lady.
See crone in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME term of abuse: beast, hag (revived by Scott in mod. sense) < Anglo-Fr carogne (see carrion) either directly or via MDu kronje in sense “old ewe”
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old North French carogne, carrion, cantankerous woman
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *carōnia, carrion
Origin: , from Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
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