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maroon has a more reddish tint, while burgandy is a deeper, leaning towards purple color. JIll and Brenton, YOU'RE BOTH WRONG.

Bugs Bunny & "maroon"[edit]

The following sentence was added at the very top of the "Uses" section:

For clarification purposes, the term "maroon" as used by Bugs Bunny was not referring to the color maroon, but rather, was Bugs pronunciation of the word "moron."

This sentence did not seem to merit such a prominent placement, so I deleted it. Alki 22:07, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Lake Worth High School[edit]

Lake Worth High School is listed under the section which says "colleges and universities with maroon as a school color". Dlkcsmith 22:55, 17 July 2007 (UTC)


Maroon is brownish-red, not red-violet. Just look at the word "marron", Spanish for brown. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:57, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Maroon School colors[edit]

At Mississippi State University we use a RGB value 66,0,0 As Bugs Bunny would say..."What a bunch of Maroon's." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:31, 27 June 2013 (UTC)


The section on Sports needs to be organized, perhaps by professional leagues, colleges and universities, and high schools (secondary schools). Examples of better organization abound in Wikipedia (cf. Vikings, Bulldogs, etc.). PlaysInPeoria (talk) 23:55, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

US English?[edit]

Webster's doesn't mention the color - is this meaning of maroon not used in American English? --Chriswaterguy talk 05:28, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

It's definition three. On a side note, this is pronounced mah-rone in some parts of Australia, for some reason.
That's just a very flaky dictionary. Dicklyon (talk) 06:16, 24 October 2009 (UTC)


What the heck is up with these? (talk) 03:56, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Rich and deep?[edit]

What does it mean that a colour is rich and deep? --Oddeivind (talk) 09:49, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Sports colors and school colors[edit]

Please do not list school or sport team's colors unless a citation to an independent reliable source is provided. --Bejnar (talk) 19:09, 25 September 2013 (UTC)