Maroon vs. Burgundy

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Maroon and Burgundy is that the Maroon is a color and Burgundy is a former administrative region of France.

  • Maroon

    Maroon (US & UK mə-ROON, Australia mə-ROHN) is a dark brownish red color which takes its name from the French word marron, or chestnut.

    The Oxford English Dictionary describes it as “a brownish crimson or claret color.”

    In the RGB model used to create colors on computer screens and televisions, maroon is created by turning down the brightness of pure red to about one half. Maroon is the complement of teal.

  • Burgundy

    Burgundy (French: Bourgogne, IPA: [buʁɡɔɲ] ( listen)) is a historical territory and a former administrative region of France. It takes its name from the Burgundians, an East Germanic people who moved westwards beyond the Rhine during the late Roman period. Historically, “Burgundy” has referred to numerous political entities, including kingdoms and duchies spanning territory from the Mediterranean to the Low Countries. Beginning 1 January 2016, the name Burgundy refers to a specific French political entity that is part of the new administrative region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, an entity comprising four departments, Côte-d’Or, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne, and Nièvre.

  • Maroon (noun)

    An escaped negro slave of the Caribbean and the Americas or a descendant of escaped slaves. from 17th c.

  • Maroon (noun)

    A castaway; a person who has been marooned. from 19th c.

  • Maroon (noun)

    A dark red, somewhat brownish, color.

    “color panel|800000”

  • Maroon (noun)

    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).

  • Maroon (noun)

    An idiot; a fool.

  • Maroon (adjective)

    Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples.

  • Maroon (adjective)

    Of a maroon color

  • Maroon (verb)

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

  • Burgundy (noun)

    alternative case form of Burgundy|nodot=nodot(red wine).

  • Burgundy (noun)

    A deep red colour, like that of Burgundy (red) wine.

    “color panel|800020”

  • Burgundy (adjective)

    Of a deep purple red color like that of Burgundy wine.

  • Maroon (adjective)

    of a brownish-red colour

    “ornate maroon and gold wallpaper”

  • Maroon (noun)

    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.

  • Maroon (verb)

    leave (someone) trapped and alone in an inaccessible place, especially an island

    “a novel about schoolboys marooned on a desert island”

  • Burgundy (noun)

    a region and former duchy of east central France, centred on Dijon. The region is noted for its wine.

Oxford Dictionary

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