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English Dictionary: maroon by the DICT Development Group
6 results for maroon
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. of dark brownish to purplish red [syn: maroon, brownish-red]
  1. a person who is stranded (as on an island); "when the tide came in I was a maroon out there"
  2. a dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color
  3. an exploding firework used as a warning signal
  1. leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue; "the travellers were marooned"
    Synonym(s): maroon, strand
  2. leave stranded on a desert island without resources; "The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Maroon \Ma*roon"\, a. [F. marron chestnut-colored, fr. marron a
      large French chestnut, It. marrone; cf. LGr. [?]. Cf.
      Having the color called maroon. See 4th {Maroon}.
      {Maroon lake}, lake prepared from madder, and distinguished
            for its transparency and the depth and durability of its

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Maroon \Ma*roon"\, n.
      1. A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a
            scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.
      2. An explosive shell. See {Marron}, 3.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Maroon \Ma*roon"\, n. [Written also {marroon}.] [F. marron,
      abbrev. fr. Sp. cimarron wild, unruly, from cima the summit
      of a mountain; hence, negro cimarron a runaway negro that
      lives in the mountains.]
      In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free
      negro, living in the mountains.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Maroon \Ma*roon"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marooned}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Marooning}.] [See {Maroon} a fugitive slave.]
      To put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and
      leave him to his fate.
      {Marooning party}, a social excursion party that sojourns
            several days on the shore or in some retired place; a
            prolonged picnic. [Southern U. S.] --Bartlett.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Marron \Mar*ron"\, n. [See {Maroon}, a.]
      1. A large chestnut. [Obs.] --Holland.
      2. A chestnut color; maroon.
      3. (Pyrotechny & Mil.) A paper or pasteboard box or shell,
            wound about with strong twine, filled with an explosive,
            and ignited with a fuse, -- used to make a noise like a
            cannon. [Written also {maroon}.]
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