There are 3 definitions of maroon in English:

maroon1

Line breaks: ma¦roon
Pronunciation: /məˈruːn
 
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adjective

Of a brownish-red colour: ornate maroon and gold wallpaper
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  • Besides the regular reddish maroon colour, there are cream pastes to leave pink, blue, violet, magenta designs on the skin.
  • At the right was a living room covered with maroon wallpaper and gold moon and stars.
  • The wrap colors include a multi blue, black, white, red, turquoise, purple, jade green, navy blue, gold and a maroon type of color.

noun

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1 [mass noun] A brownish-red colour: the hat is available in either white or maroon [count noun]: cold pinks, purples, and maroons
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  • The schools new colours are maroon, royal blue and yellow.
  • They come with many different leaf colours, from maroon and cream, to copper and lime, usually with interesting variegations.
  • Last Sunday was officially declared a day of no rest in Ballinrobe, as local painters and decorators coloured the town in maroon and yellow.
2chiefly British A firework that makes a loud bang, used as a signal or warning.
[ early 19th century: so named because the firework makes the noise of a chestnut (see below) bursting in the fire]
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  • For years the start and end of the two minutes silence across the town has been signalled by the firing of a maroon - a firework-like device that produces a deafening boom.
  • Celebrations start at midday, with the firing of a maroon to signal the beginning of the party.
  • A countdown led by the Wales Tourist Board chairman, a coastguard maroon and one of the loudest fireworks that the fireworks company could muster, sent the swim on its way.

Origin

late 17th century (in the sense 'chestnut'): from French marron 'chestnut', via Italian from medieval Greek maraon. The sense relating to colour dates from the late 18th century.

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Pronunciation: ˌɪmpjʊˈdɪsɪti
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lack of modesty

There are 3 definitions of maroon in English:

maroon2

Line breaks: ma¦roon
Pronunciation: /məˈruːn
 
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verb

[with object]
Leave (someone) trapped and alone in an inaccessible place, especially an island: a novel about schoolboys marooned on a desert island
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  • She stumbled on to an island where she was marooned.
  • Earlier this year he spoke of the irony of having so many women interested in him when he is marooned on the island.
  • On the way to South America, the ship sinks and he is marooned on an island.
Synonyms
strand, leave stranded, cast away, cast ashore, abandon, leave behind, leave, leave in the lurch, desert, turn one's back on, leave isolated
informal leave high and dry
archaic forsake

Origin

early 18th century: from Maroon, originally in the form marooned 'lost in the wilds'.

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There are 3 definitions of maroon in English:

Maroon3

Line breaks: Ma¦roon
Pronunciation: /məˈruːn
 
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noun

A member of any of various communities in parts of the Caribbean who were originally descended from escaped slaves. In the 18th century Jamaican Maroons fought two wars against the British, both of which ended with treaties affirming the independence of the Maroons.
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  • Nanny was the greatest of the generals of the Maroons, runaway slaves who forged a society and an identity in the weedy-thick hill country of the Jamaican hinterland.
  • By 1770, five thousand to six thousand Maroons or runaway slaves were living in the jungle.
  • Many of the Maroons (who are descended from escaped black African slaves) have more than one wife.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French marron 'feral', from Spanish cimarrón 'wild', (as a noun) 'runaway slave'.

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Word of the day impudicity
Pronunciation: ˌɪmpjʊˈdɪsɪti
noun
lack of modesty