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Definition of Maroons
MaroonMaroon 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. MaroonMaroon 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.] --Bartlett. MaroonMaroon Ma*roon", a. [F. marron chestnut-colored, fr. marron a
large French chestnut, It. marrone; cf. LGr. ?. Cf.
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. MaroonMaroon Ma*roon", n.
1. A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a
scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.
2. An explosive shell. See Marron, 3. maroonMarron Mar*ron", n. [See Maroon, a.]
1. A large chestnut. [Obs.] --Holland.
2. A chestnut color; maroon.
3. (Pyrotechny & Mil.) A paper or pasteboard box or shell,
wound about with strong twine, filled with an explosive,
and ignited with a fuse, -- used to make a noise like a
cannon. [Written also maroon.]
Meaning of Maroons from wikipedia
- maroon communities
displaced. By 1700, maroons
from the smaller
difficult, as the maroons
as one of their identifying
colors, as a result
many have received
". The University
of Chicago Maroons
- 18th-century leader
of the Jamaican Maroons
. She led a community
of formerly enslaved Africans called
the Windward Maroons
. In the early
18th century, under...
is the intentional
act of abandoning someone
in an uninhabited
area, such as a desert
island. The word first appears
- Jamaican Maroons descend
on the island
in the mountainous
Wild All pages
with titles beginning
with titles containing Marooned Maroon
- team. In order
, a new arena
for them in 1924, the Montreal
Forum. The Maroons
were a highly competitive
in the Americas
who formed settlements
away from New World chattel
may also refer
of enslaved Africans
in the Americas
free settlements Maroon
(band), a German
- featured Nanny
of the Maroons
and Quao in the Windward Maroons
, and Cudjoe
in the Leeward Maroons
. A number
of Maroon captains fought
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