ETYM Written also marroon.
An exploding firework used as a warning signal.
In the West Indies and Surinam, a freed or escaped African slave. Maroons were organized and armed by the Spanish in Jamaica in the late 17th century and early 18th century. They harried the British with guerrilla tactics.
A person who is marooned.
1. To isolate without resources
2. To leave stranded; put ashore on a desolate island and abandon; SYN. strand.