- 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.
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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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
early 18th century: from Maroon, originally in the form marooned 'lost in the wilds'.
- 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.
mid 17th century: from French marron 'feral', from Spanish cimarrón 'wild', (as a noun) 'runaway slave'.
Definition of maroon in:
- The US English dictionary