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Definition of maroon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    maroon

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//məˈruːn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈruːn//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] a dark brownish-red colour
  2. 2[countable] a large firework that shoots into the air and makes a loud noise, used to attract attention, especially at sea
  3. Word Originnoun late 17th cent. (in the sense ‘chestnut’): from French marron ‘chestnut’, via Italian from medieval Greek maraon. The sense relating to colour dates from the late 18th cent.
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