What does the word maroon mean?

Usage examples for maroon

  1. It is a large, lofty room, with a chair of state in the middle under a tall canopy with a gilt crown, and maroon curtains with the royal monogram G. R. In front of the chair is a table, also draped in maroon, with a bell, a heavy inkstand, and writing materials on it. – The Devil's Disciple by George Bernard Shaw
  2. Here, indeed, it was hard to tell who was the better pitcher, the Maroon boxman or Winters. – Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball by J. W. Duffield
  3. The richest shades of plum color to be seen- becoming by and by, or in certain lights, a deep maroon- are afforded by this tree. – A Year in the Fields by John Burroughs