According to multiple dictionaries, there are variabilities in defining the color maroon. The Cambridge English Dictionary defines maroon as a dark reddish-purple color while its "American Dictionary" section defines maroon as dark brown-red. This suggests slight perceptual differences in the U. K. versus North America. Lexico online dictionary defines maroon as a brownish-red. Similarly, Dictionary. com defines maroon as a dark-brownish red. The Oxford English Dictionary describes maroon as "a brownish crimson (strong red) or claret (a deep shade of red) color," while the Merriam-Webster online dictionary simply defines it as a dark red.
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