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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.


brownish-red, forsake, chromatic, strand, abandon, isolate, run aground, ground.

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