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The word Maroon can have the following meanings:

  • Maroon (colour), a dark red
  • Maroon (people), runaway slaves in the Caribbean
  • Marooning, the act of leaving someone on a deserted island
  • Maroon (rocket), a loud rocket used for signaling
  • Chicago Maroon, an independent student newspaper of the University of Chicago
  • Colgate Maroon-News newspaper of Colgate University and the oldest university weekly newspaper in America
  • Saint Maroon
  • Marooned (Red Dwarf episode), an episode of Red Dwarf

In sports:

  • The Queensland Maroons, officially called Queensland State of Origin Team, a representative rugby league team that plays Rugby League State of Origin
  • The Montreal Maroons were a professional ice hockey team, in existence from 1924 to 1938
  • The Toledo Maroons were a National Football League team, in existence from 1922 to 1923
  • The Kenosha Maroons were a National Football League team, in existence in 1924
  • The Fighting Maroons, the athletic teams of the University of the Philippines
  • The Chicago Maroons, the athletic teams of the University of Chicago
  • The Maroons, all the athletic teams of Roanoke College
  • The Maroons, all the athletic teams of Moline High School

In the military:

  • The Maroon Beret is the internationally recognised symbol for elite airborne forces.

In music:

  • Maroon (album), a 2000 album by the Barenaked Ladies
  • Maroon (band), a German vegan and straight edge band
  • Maroon 5, a United States pop band
  • "Maroon", the adopted name Russell Shoatz, a former Black Liberation Army member
  • Maroons (Hip hop group) from Oakland, California (Lateef & Chief Xcel)

In art:

  • Maroon, Bugs Bunny's civil wording for Moron
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