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Pronunciation

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/məˈruːn/ /m@"ru:n/
/məˈrəʊn/ /m@"r@Un/

Etymology 1

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

Noun

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Singular
maroon

Plural
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maroon ({{{1}}})
  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

Adjective

maroon (not comparable)

Positive
maroon

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples.

Verb

Infinitive
to maroon

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to maroon (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To abandon in a remote, desolate place, as on a deserted island.

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Etymology 2

French marron, “chestnut; brown”.

Noun

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Singular
maroon

Plural
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maroon ({{{1}}})
  1. (colour) A dark red, somewhat brownish, colour.
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Translations

Adjective

maroon (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
maroon

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (color) Of a maroon color
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Etymology 3

Unknown

Noun

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Singular
maroon

Plural
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maroon ({{{1}}})
  1. (nautical) A rocket fired to summon the crew of a lifeboat.

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