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A large Australian freshwater crayfish which lives on the sandy bottoms of rivers and streams.
- ‘Yabbies, marrons, and other varieties are commonly found down under in Australia and New Zealand.’
- ‘This interviewee himself took pleasure in regrowth forest and spent much of his recreational time fishing, catching marron (a freshwater crustacean, Cherax cainii) and bush walking.’
- ‘Brendan hails from the wheatbelt, where his family wheat farm has gone heavily into value adding, including marron farming (yabbies to the people from the rest of the country).’
- ‘I'd bring local food - halloumi, honey, olives, organic chicken - no, make that marron (a fresh-water crayfish) and Pale Ale.’
- ‘He goes on to explain that the marron occurs naturally only in rivers and streams of the Jarrah forest area of south-western W. Australia.’
1940s: from Nyungar marran.
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