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



BrE BrE//məˈruːn//
; NAmE NAmE//məˈruːn//
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dark brownish-red in colour Word Originadjective 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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