Maroon  a dark brownish-red colour. 2 chiefly Brit. a firework that makes a loud bang, used as a signal or warning. — ORIGIN from French marron ‘chestnut’; sense 2 is so named because the firework makes the noise of a chestnut bursting in the fire.
Maroon  (be marooned) be abandoned alone in an inaccessible place.
— ORIGIN from Maroon, a member of a group of black people descended from runaway slaves and living in parts of Suriname and the West Indies, from Spanish cimarrón ‘runaway slave’.
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