Definition of Maronean in US English:

Maronean

adjective

rare
  • Designating a type of very strong and fragrant wine which according to Homer's Odyssey was given by Maron to Odysseus, and used by Odysseus to intoxicate the Cyclops Polyphemus.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Cockeram (fl. 1623–1658), lexicographer. From classical Latin Marōnēus, adjective (from Marōnēa (also Marōnīa) from ancient Greek Μαρώνεια, the name of a town in Thrace) + -an: see -ean, -ian.

Pronunciation

Maronean

/məˈrəʊnɪən/