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 a free negro, living in the mountains.


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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.

Marooning party, a social excursion party that sojourns several days on the shore or in some retired place; a prolonged picnic. [Southern U. S.]



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Ma*roon" (?), a. [F. marron chestnut-colored, fr. marron a large French chestnut, It. marrone; cf. LGr. . Cf. Marron.]

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.


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Ma*roon", n.


A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.


An explosive shell. See Marron, 3.


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