"maroons" in the noun sense
a person who is stranded (as on an island
"when the tide came in I was a maroon out there"
a dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color
an exploding firework used as a warning signal
"maroons" in the verb sense
1. maroon, strand
leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue
"the travellers were marooned"
leave stranded on a desert island without resources
"The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"
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