maroon
Marron Mar*ron", n. [See {Maroon}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large chestnut. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]

2. A chestnut color; maroon. [1913 Webster]

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}.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Maroon — Ma*roon (m[.a]*r[=oo]n ), a. [F. marron chestnut colored, fr. marron a large French chestnut, It. marrone; cf. LGr. ma raon. Cf. {Marron}.] Having the color called maroon. See 4th {Maroon}. [1913 Webster] {Maroon lake}, lake prepared from madder …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • maroon — Ⅰ. maroon [1] ► NOUN 1) a dark brownish red colour. 2) chiefly Brit. a firework that makes a loud bang, used as a signal or warning. ORIGIN from French marron chestnut ; sense 2 is so named because the firework makes the noise of a chestnut… …   English terms dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] {Marooning party}, a social excursion party… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maroon — Ma*roon , n. 1. A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple. [1913 Webster] 2. An explosive shell. See {Marron}, 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maroon — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Metalcore Gründung 1998 Website http://www.maroonhate.com …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • maroon — index isolate, seclude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • maroon — [v] abandon beach, cast ashore, cast away, desert, forsake, isolate, leave, leave high and dry*, strand; concepts 195,384 Ant. care, help, maintain, rescue, save, take care …   New thesaurus

  • maroon — maroon1 [mə ro͞on′] n., adj. [Fr marron, chestnut, chestnut color < It marrone] dark brownish red maroon2 [mə ro͞on′] n. [Fr marron < AmSp cimarrón, wild, unruly < OSp cimarra, thicket] 1. [sometimes M ] in the West Indies and Suriname,… …   English World dictionary

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