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Definition of Maroons

Maroon
Maroon 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.
Maroon
Maroon 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.
Maroon
Maroon 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.
Maroon
Maroon 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.
maroon
Marron 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 were usually displaced. By 1700, maroons had disappeared from the smaller islands. Survival was always difficult, as the maroons had...
- often use maroon as one of their identifying colors, as a result many have received the nickname "Maroons". The University of Chicago Maroons have used...
- 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...
- Marooning is the intentional act of abandoning someone in an uninhabited area, such as a desert island. The word first appears in writing in approximately...
- Jamaican Maroons descend from maroons, Africans who escaped from slavery on the island of Jamaica and established free communities in the mountainous interior...
- Running Wild All pages with titles beginning with Marooned All pages with titles containing Marooned Maroon (disambiguation) Maroons (disambiguation)...
- team. In order to accommodate the Maroons, a new arena was built for them in 1924, the Montreal Forum. The Maroons were a highly competitive team, winning...
- Maroons are descendants of Africans in the Americas who formed settlements away from New World chattel slavery. Maroons may also refer to: Maroons FC,...
- uninhabited area Maroons, descendants of enslaved Africans in the Americas who escaped and formed free settlements Maroon (band), a German band Maroon (Barenaked...
- featured Nanny of the Maroons and Quao in the Windward Maroons, and Cudjoe and Accompong in the Leeward Maroons. A number of Maroon captains fought under...
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