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 for maroon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maroon \Ma*roon"\ (m[.a]*r[=oo]n"), a. [F. marron
     chestnut-colored, fr. marron a large French chestnut, It.
     marrone; cf. LGr. ma`raon. Cf. Marron.]
     Having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Maroon lake, lake prepared from madder, and distinguished
        for its transparency and the depth and durability of its
        color.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maroon \Ma*roon"\, n.
     1. A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a
        scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.
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     2. An explosive shell. See Marron, 3.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marron \Mar*ron"\, n. [See Maroon, a.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A large chestnut. [Obs.] --Holland.
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     2. A chestnut color; maroon.
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     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.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  colorful \colorful\ adj.
     1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent,
           shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing;
           prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed,
           empurpled]
  
     Syn: colourful.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless
        or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious;
        flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy,
        jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque]
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey;
        as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and
        monochrome.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber,
           brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn,
           reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden;
           azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor,
           bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue,
           bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful,
           blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy;
           brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary,
           canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation;
           chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored,
           earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green,
           dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender,
           lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley,
           multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured,
           painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied,
           varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored;
           ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive;
           orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish;
           purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine,
           cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red,
           scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red;
           rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown,
           snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored,
           snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel,
           brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color,
           straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine;
           tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion,
           vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish;
           yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae
           bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress
           green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey,
           honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta;
           maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green;
           sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark,
           light.]
  
     Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  maroon
      adj 1: of dark brownish to purplish red [syn: maroon,
             brownish-red]
      n 1: a person who is stranded (as on an island); "when the tide
           came in I was a maroon out there"
      2: a dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color
      3: an exploding firework used as a warning signal
      v 1: leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue; "the
           travellers were marooned" [syn: maroon, strand]
      2: leave stranded on a desert island without resources; "The
         mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "maroon":
     Titian, Titian-red, abandon, back out, beg off, bivouac, bricky,
     cardinal, carmine, carnation, carnelian, cast away, cerise, cherry,
     cherry-colored, cherry-red, crimson, cry off, damask, depart from,
     desert, discard, drop out, encamp, evacuate, ferruginous, fiery,
     fire-red, flame-colored, flame-red, flaming, forsake, glowing,
     go back on, gules, hot, incarmined, inflamed, infrared, iron-red,
     isolate, jettison, jilt, lake-colored, laky, lateritious, leave,
     leave behind, leave flat, lobster-red, lurid, port-wine, puce,
     pull out, quit, quit cold, red, red-dyed, red-looking, reddened,
     reddish, reddish-amber, reddish-brown, renege, rubicund,
     rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby, ruby-colored, ruby-red,
     ruddied, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust, rust-red, rusty,
     say goodbye to, scarlet, seclude, stammel, stand down, strand,
     take leave of, tent, throw over, tile-red, vacate, vermilion,
     vinaceous, warm, wine, wine-colored, wine-red, withdraw
  
  

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