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Mauve vs. Maroon

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Mauvenoun

(historical) A bright purple synthetic dye.

Maroonnoun

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

Mauvenoun

The colour of this dye; a pale purple or violet colour.

Maroonnoun

A castaway; a person who has been marooned.

Mauveadjective

Having a pale purple colour.

Maroonnoun

A dark red, somewhat brownish, color.

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Mauvenoun

A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac.

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).

Mauvenoun

a moderate purple

Maroonnoun

An idiot; a fool.

Mauveadjective

of a pale to moderate grayish violet color

Maroonadjective

Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples.

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Mauveadjective

of a pale purple colour

‘blossoms with mauve and white petals’;

Maroonadjective

Of a maroon color

Mauvenoun

a pale purple colour

‘a few pale streaks of mauve were all that remained of the sunset’; ‘glowing with soft pastel mauves and pinks’;

Maroonverb

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

Mauvenoun

a pale purple aniline dye prepared by William H. Perkin in 1856. It was the first synthetic dyestuff.

Maroonnoun

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

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Mauve

Mauve ( (listen), mohv; (listen), mawv) is a pale purple color named after the mallow flower (French: mauve). The first use of the word mauve as a color was in 1796–98 according to the Oxford English Dictionary, but its use seems to have been rare before 1859.

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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