Complete Definition of "maroon"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-uk-maroon.ogg|Audio (UK)
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Hyphenation: ma·roon
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uːn|-uːn
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-əʊn|-əʊn

Etymology 1
Derived from the American-Spanish cimarrón, meaning “fugitive,” “wild”, “untamed”.

Noun
wikipedia|Maroon (people)
en-noun

  1. An escaped negro slave of the Caribbean and the Americas or a descendant of escaped slaves.
  2. A castaway; a person who has been marooned.

Translations
trans-top|runaway slave
French: nègre marron m, nègresse marron f, nègre libre m, nègresse libre f
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Spanish: esclavo cimarrón m
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trans-top|castaway
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Adjective
en-adj-notcomp

  1. Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples.

Verb
en-verb

  1. To abandon in a remote, desolate place, as on a deserted island.

External links
A good short account of the "Bush Negroes" in Suriname

Etymology 2
French marron, “chestnut; brown”.

Noun
wikipedia|Maroon (color)
en-noun

  1. (colour) A dark red, somewhat brownish, color|colour.

#: <table><tr><td>maroon colour: &nbsp;</td><td bgcolor"#800000" width"80">&nbsp; </td></tr></table>

Translations
trans-top|dark red, somewhat brownish colour
Chinese: 栗色
Danish: maron
Finnish: t|fi|punaruskea
French: marron pourpré, bordeaux
German: Kastanienbraun n
Greek:

  • Modern καστανέρυθρο (kastanerythro or kastanerithro)
  • Katharevousa: καστανέρυθρον (kastanerythron or kastanerithron)

Italian: marrone, bordeaux
trans-mid
Japanese: くり色 (くりいろ, kuriiro)
Korean: 밤색 (bamsaeg, -k)
Spanish: castaño
Swedish: bordeaux
Vietnamese: hạt dẻ
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Adjective
en-adj-more

  1. colour Of a maroon color

Translations
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trans-top|color
Finnish: t|fi|punaruskea
French: marron pourpré, bordeaux
German: kastanienbraun
Italian: marrone, rossastro
trans-mid
Japanese: くり色の (くりいろの, kuriiro no)
Spanish: castaño
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See also
Wiktionary_Appendix:Colours|Appendix:Colours

Etymology 3
Unknown

Noun
wikipedia|maroon (rocket)
en-noun

  1. nautical A rocket fired to summon the crew of a lifeboat.

Category:Colors
Category:English words with multiple etymologies
Category:Reds

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Revision and Credits for"maroon"
  • 2007-12-25 16:09 - AutoFormat - +{{rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat would have corrected level of Translations)}}, -(''colour'') +{{colour}}

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