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Magenta vs. Maroon

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Magentanoun

A light purple, purplish-red, or pinkish purple colour obtained by mixing red and blue light (thus a secondary colour), but primary in the CMYK colour system used in printing.

Maroonnoun

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

Magentaadjective

having the colour of fuchsia, fuchsine, light purple.

Maroonnoun

A castaway; a person who has been marooned.

Magentanoun

An aniline dye obtained as an amorphous substance having a green bronze surface color, which dissolves to a shade of red; also, the color; - so called from Magenta, in Italy, in allusion to the battle fought there about the time the dye was discovered. Called also fuchsin, fuchsine, roseïne, etc.

Maroonnoun

A dark red, somewhat brownish, color.

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Magentanoun

The purplish-red color of magenta.

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).

Magentanoun

a dark purple-red; the dye was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta

Maroonnoun

An idiot; a fool.

Magentanoun

a battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I

Maroonadjective

Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples.

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Magentaadjective

deep purplish red

Maroonadjective

Of a maroon color

Magentanoun

a light mauvish-crimson which is one of the primary subtractive colours, complementary to green

‘a short magenta dress’; ‘bright pink double flowers each lined in dark magenta’;

Maroonverb

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

Magentanoun

the dye fuchsin.

Maroonnoun

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

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Magenta

Magenta () is a color that is variously defined as purplish-red, reddish-purple or mauvish-crimson. On color wheels of the RGB (additive) and CMY (subtractive) color models, it is located exactly midway between red and blue.

Maroonnoun

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

Maroonnoun

An explosive shell. See Marron, 3.

Maroonverb

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

Maroonadjective

Having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon.

Maroonnoun

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

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

Maroonnoun

a dark purplish red to dark brownish red

Maroonnoun

an exploding firework used as a warning signal

Maroonverb

leave stranded or isolated withe little hope og rescue;

‘the travellers were marooned’;

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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