Associations to the word «Maroon»


MAROON, noun. An escaped negro slave of the Caribbean and the Americas or a descendant of escaped slaves.
MAROON, noun. A castaway; a person who has been marooned.
MAROON, adjective. Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples.
MAROON, verb. To abandon in a remote, desolate place, as on a deserted island.
MAROON, noun. A dark red, somewhat brownish, color.
MAROON, adjective. Of a maroon color
MAROON, noun. (nautical) A rocket fired to summon the crew of a lifeboat.
MAROON, noun. (slang) (derogatory) An idiot; a fool.
MAROON LAKE, noun. A lake pigment prepared from madder, distinguished for its transparency and the depth and durability of its colour.
MAROON SPIRIT, proper noun. An archaic Creole once spoken by the Maroon people of Jamaica during rituals of spirit possession.

Dictionary definition

MAROON, noun. A person who is stranded (as on an island); "when the tide came in I was a maroon out there".
MAROON, noun. A dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color.
MAROON, noun. An exploding firework used as a warning signal.
MAROON, verb. Leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue; "the travellers were marooned".
MAROON, verb. Leave stranded on a desert island without resources; "The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island".
MAROON, adjective. Of dark brownish to purplish red.

Wise words

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