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Crimson vs. Maroon

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Crimsonnoun

A deep, slightly bluish red.

Maroonnoun

An escaped negro slave of the Caribbean and the Americas or a descendant of escaped slaves.

Crimsonadjective

Having a deep red colour.

Maroonnoun

A castaway; a person who has been marooned.

Crimsonadjective

Immodest.

Maroonnoun

A dark red, somewhat brownish, color.

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Crimsonverb

(intransitive) To become crimson or deep red; to blush.

Maroonnoun

(nautical) A rocket-propelled firework or skyrocket, often one used as a signal (e.g. to summon the crew of a lifeboat or warn of an air raid).

Crimsonverb

(transitive) To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.

Maroonnoun

An idiot; a fool.

Crimsonnoun

A deep red color tinged with blue; also, red color in general.

‘Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’; ‘A maid yet rosed over with the virgin crimson of modesty.’;

Maroonadjective

Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples.

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Crimsonadjective

Of a deep red color tinged with blue; deep red.

‘The blushing poppy with a crimson hue.’;

Maroonadjective

Of a maroon color

Crimsonverb

To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.

‘Signed in thy spoil and crimsoned in thy lethe.’;

Maroonverb

To abandon in a remote, desolate place, as on a deserted island.

Crimsonverb

To become crimson; to blush.

‘Ancient towers . . . beginning to crimson with the radiant luster of a cloudless July morning.’;

Maroonnoun

In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.

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Crimsonnoun

a deep and vivid red

Maroonnoun

A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.

Crimsonverb

turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame;

‘The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by’;

Maroonnoun

An explosive shell. See Marron, 3.

Crimsonadjective

having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Maroonverb

To put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate.

Crimsonadjective

characterized by violence or bloodshed;

‘writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days’; ‘fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing’; ‘convulsed with red rage’;

Maroonadjective

Having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon.

Crimsonadjective

(especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion;

‘crimson with fury’; ‘turned red from exertion’; ‘with puffy reddened eyes’; ‘red-faced and violent’; ‘flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment’;

Maroonnoun

a person who is stranded (as on an island);

‘when the tide came in I was a maroon out there’;

Crimsonadjective

of a rich deep red colour inclining to purple

‘she blushed crimson with embarrassment’;

Maroonnoun

a dark purplish red to dark brownish red

Crimsonnoun

a rich deep red colour inclining to purple

‘a pair of corduroy trousers in livid crimson, they were horrid to behold’;

Maroonnoun

an exploding firework used as a warning signal

Crimsonverb

(of a person's face) become flushed, especially through embarrassment

‘my face crimsoned and my hands began to shake’;

Maroonverb

leave stranded or isolated withe little hope og rescue;

‘the travellers were marooned’;

Crimson

Crimson is a rich, deep red color, inclining to purple. It originally meant the color of the kermes dye produced from a scale insect, Kermes vermilio, but the name is now sometimes also used as a generic term for slightly bluish-red colors that are between red and rose.

Maroonverb

leave stranded on a desert island without resources;

‘The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island’;

Maroonadjective

dark brownish to purplish red

Maroonadjective

of a brownish-red colour

‘ornate maroon and gold wallpaper’;

Maroonnoun

a member of any of various communities in parts of the Caribbean who were originally descended from escaped slaves. In the 18th century Jamaican Maroons fought two wars against the British, both of which ended with treaties affirming the independence of the Maroons.

Maroonverb

leave (someone) trapped and alone in an inaccessible place, especially an island

‘a novel about schoolboys marooned on a desert island’;

Maroon

Maroon (US/UK mə-ROON, Australia mə-ROHN) is a brownish crimson color that takes its name from the French word marron, or chestnut. is also one of the French translations for .

‘Marron’; ‘brown’;

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