maroon

Part of speech: verb

To put ashore and abandon, as on a desolate coast.

Part of speech: adjective

Having the color maroon.

Part of speech: noun

A dull red color.

Part of speech: noun

A negro living wild in the mountains of some West India islands.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", John Burroughs.