Maroon

Definition of Maroon

Ma`roon´   Pronunciation: må`rŌn´
n.1.In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.
v. t.1.To put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate.
[imp. & p. p. Marooned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Marooning.]
Marooning party
a social excursion party that sojourns several days on the shore or in some retired place; a prolonged picnic.
- Bartlett.
a.1.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 color.
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.

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