maroon

[ muh-roon ]SEE DEFINITION OF maroon

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAROON

Then said Captain Maroon, 'Now, how much time do you want to make the other twenty in?

Finally said Captain Maroon, when that wouldn't suit either, 'Hand over, then!'

He had no doubt but that the maroon had a message for him from his master.

But before the maroon could obey they heard steps on the porch.

"You must maroon me as soon as ever you can get amongst these islands off the Cambodge shore," he went on.

“You must maroon me as soon as ever you can get amongst these islands off the Cambodje shore,” he went on.

You don't imagine for an instant that they'll maroon us and hoist the Jolly Roger, do you?

The seat covers were made of plastic in a maroon and blue plaid pattern.

Kendall misjudged the ball and it rolled to the Maroon's twelve yards.

Three tries by the Maroon netted but six and again Williams went back.

WORD ORIGIN

"very dark reddish-brown color," 1791, from French couleur marron, the color of a marron "chestnut," the large sweet chestnut of southern Europe (maroon in that sense was used in English from 1590s), from dialect of Lyons, ultimately from a word in a pre-Roman language, perhaps Ligurian; or from Greek maraon "sweet chestnut."

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