Definition of maroon :
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.
3. Having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon.
4. In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.
5. To put ( a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate.
red (part of speech: adjective)
- In the centre of the room is a substantial table, surrounded by chairs, and draped with a maroon cloth on which opulently bound hotel and railway guides are displayed. - "You-Never-Can-Tell", Shaw, Bernard.
- They won't be so keen to maroon you. - "A Man to His Mate", J. Allan Dunn.
- The Maroon and White went wild with joy. - "The Turner Twins", Ralph Henry Barbour.