Name Report For First Name MARA:

MARA

First name MARA's origin is English. MARA means "bitter. the biblical naomi claimed the name mara as an expression of grief after the deaths of her husband and sons: variant of mary: abbreviation of tamara". You can find other first names and English words that rhymes with MARA below. Ryhme list involves the matching sounds according to the first letters, last letters and first&last letters of mara.(Brown names are of the same origin (English) with MARA and Red names are first names with English/Anglo-Saxon origin)

Rhymes with MARA - Names & Words

First Names Rhyming MARA

FIRST NAMES WHICH INCLUDES MARA AS A WHOLE:

maram marmara amaravati xiomara camara marah umarah amara amaranta damara delmara emmarae guanhamara hildemara imara kamarae kymara maralah maranda samarah tamara tamarah tammara samara amarande amarantha amarante maralyn

NAMES RHYMING WITH MARA (According to last letters):

Rhyming Names According to Last 3 Letters (ara) - Names That Ends with ara:

chinara johara thara' gadara mukamutara mukantagara ceara aldara ara cynara vara chandara pandara sitara tara lacramioara marioara diara jawara okpara adara alvara atara athdara aushara barbara caffara cara cesara chiara ciara conchobara dara eara fara fearchara gaspara genara hadara intisara intizara jakiara kara keara kesara keyara khiara kiara klara lara machara manara molara naiara nara nashara nathara nudara sahara sara takara vafara zara gara meara zahara aglara vavara varvara megara valara azhara cantara clara

Rhyming Names According to Last 2 Letters (ra) - Names That Ends with ra:

asura aurora azmera efra iyangura japera katura nadra sanura tandra zuhura estra moira soumra adra aludra alzubra badra bahira bushra nasira noura samira yusra adora chamorra

NAMES RHYMING WITH MARA (According to first letters):

Rhyming Names According to First 3 Letters (mar) - Names That Begins with mar:

mar marc marcail marcar marcas marce marceau marcel marcela marceline marcelino marcella marcelle marcellia marcello marcellus marcelus marchelle marchl marchland marchman marcia marco marcos marcsa marcus mardel marden mardon mare marea maree mareesa marek marelda marella maren marenka mareo marga margaret margareta margarethe margarid margarita margaux margawse margeaux margeret margerie margery margit margo margot margreet margret margrit margrith marguerite marhild marhilda marhildi maria mariabella mariadok mariah mariam mariama mariamne marian mariana mariane marianne mariano marib maribel maribella maribelle marica maricel maricela maricelia maricella marid maridith marie marie-joie marieanne mariel mariela mariele marielle mariet marietta mariette marigold marika mariko marilda marilee

NAMES BOTH FIRST AND LAST LETTERS RHYMING WITH MARA:

First Names which starts with 'm' and ends with 'a':

mabbina mabina maca macala macayla macha machayla machupa mackayla mackenna macmurra mada madalena madalina maddalena madeeha madeleina madelena madelina madena madia madina madora madra maelisa maertisa magda magdala magdalena magena magnhilda magnilda magnolia maha mahala mahalia mahila mahina maia maiana maida maira mairia mairona maitea maitena maitilda maiya majeeda majella majida maka makala makarioa makda makeda makela makemba makena makenna makya malaika malana maleka malia maliha malika malila malina malinda malita malmuira malva malvina mana manaba manauia manda mandisa manisha maniya mankalita manoela mantotohpa manuela manya maola mapiya marilena marilla marina marinela mariquita marisa marisela marisha mariska maritza mariutza marjeta

English Words Rhyming MARA

ENGLISH WORDS WHICH INCLUDES MARA AS A WHOLE:

amaracusnoun (n.) A fragrant flower.

amarantnoun (n.) Amaranth, 1.

amarantaceousadjective (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the amaranth is the type.

amaranthnoun (n.) An imaginary flower supposed never to fade.
 noun (n.) A genus of ornamental annual plants (Amaranthus) of many species, with green, purplish, or crimson flowers.
 noun (n.) A color inclining to purple.

amaranthineadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to amaranth.
 adjective (a.) Unfading, as the poetic amaranth; undying.
 adjective (a.) Of a purplish color.

amaranthusnoun (n.) Alt. of Amarantus

amarantusnoun (n.) Same as Amaranth.

camarasaurusnoun (n.) A genus of gigantic American Jurassic dinosaurs, having large cavities in the bodies of the dorsal vertebrae.

catamarannoun (n.) A kind of raft or float, consisting of two or more logs or pieces of wood lashed together, and moved by paddles or sail; -- used as a surf boat and for other purposes on the coasts of the East and West Indies and South America. Modified forms are much used in the lumber regions of North America, and at life-saving stations.
 noun (n.) Any vessel with twin hulls, whether propelled by sails or by steam; esp., one of a class of double-hulled pleasure boats remarkable for speed.
 noun (n.) A kind of fire raft or torpedo bat.
 noun (n.) A quarrelsome woman; a scold.

camaranoun (n.) Chamber; house; -- used in Ca"ma*ra dos Pa"res (/), and Ca"ma*ra dos De`pu*ta"dos (/). See Legislature.

camaraderienoun (n.) Comradeship and loyalty.

dammaranoun (n.) An oleoresin used in making varnishes; dammar gum; dammara resin. It is obtained from certain resin trees indigenous to the East Indies, esp. Shorea robusta and the dammar pine.
 noun (n.) A large tree of the order Coniferae, indigenous to the East Indies and Australasia; -- called also Agathis. There are several species.

dulcamaranoun (n.) A plant (Solanum Dulcamara). See Bittersweet, n., 3 (a).

damaranoun (n.) A native of Damaraland, German Southwest Africa. The Damaras include an important and warlike Bantu tribe, and the Hill Damaras, who are Hottentots and mixed breeds hostile to the Bantus.

fumaratenoun (n.) A salt of fumaric acid.

gemaranoun (n.) The second part of the Talmud, or the commentary on the Mishna (which forms the first part or text).

maranoun (n.) The principal or ruling evil spirit.
 noun (n.) A female demon who torments people in sleep by crouching on their chests or stomachs, or by causing terrifying visions.
 noun (n.) The Patagonian cavy (Dolichotis Patagonicus).

marabounoun (n.) A large stork of the genus Leptoptilos (formerly Ciconia), esp. the African species (L. crumenifer), which furnishes plumes worn as ornaments. The Asiatic species (L. dubius, or L. argala) is the adjutant. See Adjutant.
 noun (n.) One having five eighths negro blood; the offspring of a mulatto and a griffe.
 noun (n.) A kind of thrown raw silk, nearly white naturally, but capable of being dyed without scouring; also, a thin fabric made from it, as for scarfs, which resembles the feathers of the marabou in delicacy, -- whence the name.

maraboutnoun (n.) A Mohammedan saint; especially, one who claims to work cures supernaturally.

maracannoun (n.) A macaw.

marainoun (n.) A sacred inclosure or temple; -- so called by the islanders of the Pacific Ocean.

maranathanoun (n.) "Our Lord cometh;" -- an expression used by St. Paul at the conclusion of his first Epistle to the Corinthians (xvi. 22). This word has been used in anathematizing persons for great crimes; as much as to say, "May the Lord come quickly to take vengeance of thy crimes." See Anathema maranatha, under Anathema.

marantanoun (n.) A genus of endogenous plants found in tropical America, and some species also in India. They have tuberous roots containing a large amount of starch, and from one species (Maranta arundinacea) arrowroot is obtained. Many kinds are cultivated for ornament.

maraschinonoun (n.) A liqueur distilled from fermented cherry juice, and flavored with the pit of a variety of cherry which grows in Dalmatia.

marasmusnoun (n.) A wasting of flesh without fever or apparent disease; a kind of consumption; atrophy; phthisis.

maraudingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Maraud

maraudnoun (n.) An excursion for plundering.
 verb (v. i.) To rove in quest of plunder; to make an excursion for booty; to plunder.

maravedinoun (n.) A small copper coin of Spain, equal to three mils American money, less than a farthing sterling. Also, an ancient Spanish gold coin.

marasritaceousadjective (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, pearl; pearly.

marathinoun (n.) Alt. of Mahratta

samaranoun (n.) A dry, indehiscent, usually one-seeded, winged fruit, as that of the ash, maple, and elm; a key or key fruit.

smaragdnoun (n.) The emerald.

smaragdineadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to emerald; resembling emerald; of an emerald green.

smaragditenoun (n.) A green foliated kind of amphibole, observed in eclogite and some varietis of gabbro.

tamaracknoun (n.) The American larch; also, the larch of Oregon and British Columbia (Larix occidentalis). See Hackmatack, and Larch.
 noun (n.) The black pine (Pinus Murrayana) of Alaska, California, etc. It is a small tree with fine-grained wood.

ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH MARA (According to last letters):


Rhyming Words According to Last 3 Letters (ara) - English Words That Ends with ara:


agouaranoun (n.) The crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus), found in the tropical parts of America.

aparanoun (n.) See Mataco.

aranoun (n.) The Altar; a southern constellation, south of the tail of the Scorpion.
 noun (n.) A name of the great blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), native of South America.

araranoun (n.) The palm (or great black) cockatoo, of Australia (Microglossus aterrimus).

baccaranoun (n.) Alt. of Baccarat

barbaranoun (n.) The first word in certain mnemonic lines which represent the various forms of the syllogism. It indicates a syllogism whose three propositions are universal affirmatives.

capibaranoun (n.) See Capybara.

capybaranoun (n.) A large South American rodent (Hydrochaerus capybara) Living on the margins of lakes and rivers. It is the largest extant rodent, being about three feet long, and half that in height. It somewhat resembles the Guinea pig, to which it is related; -- called also cabiai and water hog.

caracaranoun (n.) A south American bird of several species and genera, resembling both the eagles and the vultures. The caracaras act as scavengers, and are also called carrion buzzards.

charanoun (n.) A genus of flowerless plants, having articulated stems and whorled branches. They flourish in wet places.

chikaranoun (n.) The goat antelope (Tragops Bennettii) of India.
 noun (n.) The Indian four-horned antelope (Tetraceros quadricornis).

citharanoun (n.) An ancient instrument resembling the harp.

crantaranoun (n.) The fiery cross, used as a rallying signal in the Highlands of Scotland.

escharanoun (n.) A genus of Bryozoa which produce delicate corals, often incrusting like lichens, but sometimes branched.

ferraranoun (n.) A sword bearing the mark of one of the Ferrara family of Italy. These swords were highly esteemed in England and Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries.

fissiparanoun (n. pl.) Animals which reproduce by fission.

gemmiparanoun (n. pl.) Alt. of Gemmipares

guaranoun (n.) The scarlet ibis. See Ibis.
 noun (n.) A large-maned wild dog of South America (Canis jubatus) -- named from its cry.

kitharanoun (n.) See Cithara.

oviparanoun (n. pl.) An artifical division of vertebrates, including those that lay eggs; -- opposed to Vivipara.

paranoun (n.) A piece of Turkish money, usually copper, the fortieth part of a piaster, or about one ninth of a cent.
 noun (n.) The southern arm of the Amazon in Brazil; also, a seaport on this arm.
 noun (n.) Short for Para rubber.

piffaranoun (n.) A fife; also, a rude kind of oboe or a bagpipe with an inflated skin for reservoir.

primiparanoun (n.) A woman who bears a child for the first time.

pupiparanoun (n. pl.) A division of Diptera in which the young are born in a stage like the pupa. It includes the sheep tick, horse tick, and other parasites. Called also Homaloptera.

sassararanoun (n.) A word used to emphasize a statement.

siseraranoun (n.) Alt. of Siserary

solfataranoun (n.) A volcanic area or vent which yields only sulphur vapors, steam, and the like. It represents the stages of the volcanic activity.

tiaranoun (n.) A form of headdress worn by the ancient Persians. According to Xenophon, the royal tiara was encircled with a diadem, and was high and erect, while those of the people were flexible, or had rims turned over.
 noun (n.) The pope's triple crown. It was at first a round, high cap, but was afterward encompassed with a crown, subsequently with a second, and finally with a third. Fig.: The papal dignity.

totaranoun (n.) A coniferous tree (Podocarpus totara), next to the kauri the most valuable timber tree of New Zeland. Its hard reddish wood is used for furniture and building, esp. in wharves, bridges, etc. Also mahogany pine.

tuataranoun (n.) A large iguanalike reptile (Sphenodon punctatum) formerly common in New Zealand, but now confined to certain islets near the coast. It reaches a length of two and a half feet, is dark olive-green with small white or yellowish specks on the sides, and has yellow spines along the back, except on the neck.

uniparanoun (n.) A woman who has borne one child.

varanoun (n.) A Spanish measure of length equal to about one yard. The vara now in use equals 33.385 inches.

viviparanoun (n. pl.) An artificial division of vertebrates including those that produce their young alive; -- opposed to Ovipara.

yearanoun (n.) The California poison oak (Rhus diversiloba). See under Poison, a.

zapharanoun (n.) Zaffer.

ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH MARA (According to first letters):


Rhyming Words According to First 3 Letters (mar) - Words That Begins with mar:


marnoun (n.) A small lake. See Mere.
 noun (n.) A mark or blemish made by bruising, scratching, or the like; a disfigurement.
 verb (v.) To make defective; to do injury to, esp. by cutting off or defacing a part; to impair; to disfigure; to deface.
 verb (v.) To spoil; to ruin.

marringnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mar

marblenoun (n.) A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white to black, being sometimes yellow, red, and green, and frequently beautifully veined or clouded. The name is also given to other rocks of like use and appearance, as serpentine or verd antique marble, and less properly to polished porphyry, granite, etc.
 noun (n.) A thing made of, or resembling, marble, as a work of art, or record, in marble; or, in the plural, a collection of such works; as, the Arundel or Arundelian marbles; the Elgin marbles.
 noun (n.) A little ball of marble, or of some other hard substance, used as a plaything by children; or, in the plural, a child's game played with marbles.
 noun (n.) To stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color; as, to marble the edges of a book, or the surface of paper.
 adjective (a.) Made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel; marble paper.
 adjective (a.) Cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart.

marblingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Marble
 noun (n.) The art or practice of variegating in color, in imitation of marble.
 noun (n.) An intermixture of fat and lean in meat, giving it a marbled appearance.
 noun (n.) Distinct markings resembling the variegations of marble, as on birds and insects.

marbledadjective (a.) Made of, or faced with, marble.
 adjective (a.) Made to resemble marble; veined or spotted like marble.
 adjective (a.) Varied with irregular markings, or witch a confused blending of irregular spots and streaks.
  (imp. & p. p.) of Marble

marbleizingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Marbleize

marblernoun (n.) One who works upon marble or other stone.
 noun (n.) One who colors or stains in imitation of marble.

marblyadjective (a.) Containing, or resembling, marble.

marbrinusnoun (n.) A cloth woven so as to imitate the appearance of marble; -- much used in the 15th and 16th centuries.

marcnoun (n.) The refuse matter which remains after the pressure of fruit, particularly of grapes.
 noun (n.) A weight of various commodities, esp. of gold and silver, used in different European countries. In France and Holland it was equal to eight ounces.
 noun (n.) A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.
 noun (n.) A German coin and money of account. See Mark.

marcantantnoun (n.) A merchant.

marcasitenoun (n.) A sulphide of iron resembling pyrite or common iron pyrites in composition, but differing in form; white iron pyrites.

marcasiticadjective (a.) Alt. of Marcasitical

marcasiticaladjective (a.) Containing, or having the nature of, marcasite.

marcassinnoun (n.) A young wild boar.

marcatoadjective (a.) In a marked emphatic manner; -- used adverbially as a direction.

marcelinenoun (n.) A thin silk fabric used for linings, etc., in ladies' dresses.

marcescentadjective (a.) Withering without/ falling off; fading; decaying.

marcescibleadjective (a.) Li/ble to wither or decay.

marchnoun (n.) The third month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
 noun (n.) A territorial border or frontier; a region adjacent to a boundary line; a confine; -- used chiefly in the plural, and in English history applied especially to the border land on the frontiers between England and Scotland, and England and Wales.
 noun (n.) The act of marching; a movement of soldiers from one stopping place to another; military progress; advance of troops.
 noun (n.) Hence: Measured and regular advance or movement, like that of soldiers moving in order; stately or deliberate walk; steady onward movement.
 noun (n.) The distance passed over in marching; as, an hour's march; a march of twenty miles.
 noun (n.) A piece of music designed or fitted to accompany and guide the movement of troops; a piece of music in the march form.
 verb (v. i.) To border; to be contiguous; to lie side by side.
 verb (v. i.) To move with regular steps, as a soldier; to walk in a grave, deliberate, or stately manner; to advance steadily.
 verb (v. i.) To proceed by walking in a body or in military order; as, the German army marched into France.
 verb (v. t.) TO cause to move with regular steps in the manner of a soldier; to cause to move in military array, or in a body, as troops; to cause to advance in a steady, regular, or stately manner; to cause to go by peremptory command, or by force.

marchingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of March
  () a. & n., fr. March, v.

marchernoun (n.) The lord or officer who defended the marches or borders of a territory.

marchetnoun (n.) Alt. of Merchet

marchionessnoun (n.) The wife or the widow of a marquis; a woman who has the rank and dignity of a marquis.

marchmannoun (n.) A person living in the marches between England and Scotland or Wales.

marchpanenoun (n.) A kind of sweet bread or biscuit; a cake of pounded almonds and sugar.

marcianadjective (a.) Under the influence of Mars; courageous; bold.

marcidadjective (a.) Pining; lean; withered.
 adjective (a.) Characterized by emaciation, as a fever.

marciditynoun (n.) The state or quality of being withered or lean.

marcionitenoun (n.) A follower of Marcion, a Gnostic of the second century, who adopted the Oriental notion of the two conflicting principles, and imagined that between them there existed a third power, neither wholly good nor evil, the Creator of the world and of man, and the God of the Jewish dispensation.

marcobrunnernoun (n.) A celebrated Rhine wine.

marcornoun (n.) A wasting away of flesh; decay.

marcosiannoun (n.) One of a Gnostic sect of the second century, so called from Marcus, an Egyptian, who was reputed to be a margician.

mardi grasnoun (n.) The last day of Carnival; Shrove Tuesday; -- in some cities a great day of carnival and merrymaking.

marenoun (n.) The female of the horse and other equine quadrupeds.
 noun (n.) Sighing, suffocative panting, intercepted utterance, with a sense of pressure across the chest, occurring during sleep; the incubus; -- obsolete, except in the compound nightmare.

mareisnoun (n.) A Marsh.

marenanoun (n.) A European whitefish of the genus Coregonus.

mareschalnoun (n.) A military officer of high rank; a marshal.

margaratenoun (n.) A compound of the so-called margaric acid with a base.

margaricadjective (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, pearl; pearly.

margarinnoun (n.) A fatty substance, extracted from animal fats and certain vegetable oils, formerly supposed to be a definite compound of glycerin and margaric acid, but now known to be simply a mixture or combination of tristearin and teipalmitin.

margaritenoun (n.) A pearl.
 noun (n.) A mineral related to the micas, but low in silica and yielding brittle folia with pearly luster.

margariticadjective (a.) Margaric.

margaritiferousadjective (a.) Producing pearls.

margaroditenoun (n.) A hidrous potash mica related to muscovite.

margaronenoun (n.) The ketone of margaric acid.

margarousadjective (a.) Margaric; -- formerly designating a supposed acid.

margaynoun (n.) An American wild cat (Felis tigrina), ranging from Mexico to Brazil. It is spotted with black. Called also long-tailed cat.

margenoun (n.) Border; margin; edge; verge.

margentnoun (n.) A margin; border; brink; edge.
 verb (v. t.) To enter or note down upon the margin of a page; to margin.

ENGLISH WORDS BOTH FIRST AND LAST LETTERS RHYMING WITH MARA:

English Words which starts with 'm' and ends with 'a':

maanoun (n.) The common European gull (Larus canus); -- called also mar. See New, a gull.

maashanoun (n.) An East Indian coin, of about one tenth of the weight of a rupee.

maclureanoun (n.) A genus of spiral gastropod shells, often of large size, characteristic of the lower Silurian rocks.

macroglossianoun (n.) Enlargement or hypertrophy of the tongue.

macrouraadjective (a.) Alt. of Macroural

macruranoun (n. pl.) A subdivision of decapod Crustacea, having the abdomen largely developed. It includes the lobster, prawn, shrimp, and many similar forms. Cf. Decapoda.

mactranoun (n.) Any marine bivalve shell of the genus Mactra, and allied genera. Many species are known. Some of them are used as food, as Mactra stultorum, of Europe. See Surf clam, under Surf.

maculanoun (n.) A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or of some other luminous orb.
 noun (n.) A rather large spot or blotch of color.

madeiranoun (n.) A rich wine made on the Island of Madeira.

madianoun (n.) A genus of composite plants, of which one species (Madia sativa) is cultivated for the oil yielded from its seeds by pressure. This oil is sometimes used instead of olive oil for the table.

madonnanoun (n.) My lady; -- a term of address in Italian formerly used as the equivalent of Madame, but for which Signora is now substituted. Sometimes introduced into English.
 noun (n.) A picture of the Virgin Mary (usually with the babe).

madoquanoun (n.) A small Abyssinian antelope (Neotragus Saltiana), about the size of a hare.

madreporanoun (n.) A genus of reef corals abundant in tropical seas. It includes than one hundred and fifty species, most of which are elegantly branched.

madreporarianoun (n. pl.) An extensive division of Anthozoa, including most of the species that produce stony corals. See Illust. of Anthozoa.

madrinanoun (n.) An animal (usually an old mare), wearing a bell and acting as the leader of a troop of pack mules.

madro÷anoun (n.) A small evergreen tree or shrub (Arbutus Menziesii), of California, having a smooth bark, thick shining leaves, and edible red berries, which are often called madro÷a apples.

magdalaadjective (a.) Designating an orange-red dyestuff obtained from naphthylamine, and called magdala red, naphthalene red, etc.

magentanoun (n.) An aniline dye obtained as an amorphous substance having a green bronze surface color, which dissolves to a shade of red; also, the color; -- so called from Magenta, in Italy, in allusion to the battle fought there about the time the dye was discovered. Called also fuchsine, roseine, etc.

magmanoun (n.) Any crude mixture of mineral or organic matters in the state of a thin paste.
 noun (n.) A thick residuum obtained from certain substances after the fluid parts are expressed from them; the grounds which remain after treating a substance with any menstruum, as water or alcohol.
 noun (n.) A salve or confection of thick consistency.
 noun (n.) The molten matter within the earth, the source of the material of lava flows, dikes of eruptive rocks, etc.
 noun (n.) The glassy base of an eruptive rock.
 noun (n.) The amorphous or homogenous matrix or ground mass, as distinguished from well-defined crystals; as, the magma of porphyry.

magnesianoun (n.) A light earthy white substance, consisting of magnesium oxide, and obtained by heating magnesium hydrate or carbonate, or by burning magnesium. It has a slightly alkaline reaction, and is used in medicine as a mild antacid laxative. See Magnesium.

magnolianoun (n.) A genus of American and Asiatic trees, with aromatic bark and large sweet-scented whitish or reddish flowers.

mahanoun (n.) A kind of baboon; the wanderoo.

mahabaratanoun (n.) Alt. of Mahabharatam

mahonianoun (n.) The Oregon grape, a species of barberry (Berberis Aquifolium), often cultivated for its hollylike foliage.

mahrattanoun (n.) One of a numerous people inhabiting the southwestern part of India. Also, the language of the Mahrattas; Mahrati. It is closely allied to Sanskrit.
 noun (n.) A Sanskritic language of western India, prob. descended from the Maharastri Prakrit, spoken by the Marathas and neighboring peoples. It has an abundant literature dating from the 13th century. It has a book alphabet nearly the same as Devanagari and a cursive script translation between the Devanagari and the Gujarati.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the Mahrattas.

maianoun (n.) A genus of spider crabs, including the common European species (Maia squinado).
 noun (n.) A beautiful American bombycid moth (Eucronia maia).

majolicanoun (n.) A kind of pottery, with opaque glazing and showy, which reached its greatest perfection in Italy in the 16th century.

malanoun (n.) Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law.
  (pl. ) of Malum

malaccanoun (n.) A town and district upon the seacoast of the Malay Peninsula.

malacobdellanoun (n.) A genus of nemertean worms, parasitic in the gill cavity of clams and other bivalves. They have a large posterior sucker, like that of a leech. See Illust. of Bdellomorpha.

malacopodanoun (n. pl.) A class of air-breathing Arthropoda; -- called also Protracheata, and Onychophora.

malacostracanoun (n. pl.) A subclass of Crustacea, including Arthrostraca and Thoracostraca, or all those higher than the Entomostraca.

malacozoanoun (n. pl.) An extensive group of Invertebrata, including the Mollusca, Brachiopoda, and Bryozoa. Called also Malacozoaria.

malaganoun (n.) A city and a province of Spain, on the Mediterranean. Hence, Malaga grapes, Malaga raisins, Malaga wines.

malarianoun (n.) Air infected with some noxious substance capable of engendering disease; esp., an unhealthy exhalation from certain soils, as marshy or wet lands, producing fevers; miasma.
 noun (n.) A morbid condition produced by exhalations from decaying vegetable matter in contact with moisture, giving rise to fever and ague and many other symptoms characterized by their tendency to recur at definite and usually uniform intervals.

mallophaganoun (n. pl.) An extensive group of insects which are parasitic on birds and mammals, and feed on the feathers and hair; -- called also bird lice. See Bird louse, under Bird.

malmanoun (n.) A spotted trout (Salvelinus malma), inhabiting Northern America, west of the Rocky Mountains; -- called also Dolly Varden trout, bull trout, red-spotted trout, and golet.

malpighianoun (n.) A genus of tropical American shrubs with opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of Malpighia urens are eaten under the name of Barbadoes cherries.

malthanoun (n.) A variety of bitumen, viscid and tenacious, like pitch, unctuous to the touch, and exhaling a bituminous odor.
 noun (n.) Mortar.

mamanoun (n.) See Mamma.

mammanoun (n.) Mother; -- word of tenderness and familiarity.
 noun (n.) A glandular organ for secreting milk, characteristic of all mammals, but usually rudimentary in the male; a mammary gland; a breast; under; bag.

mammalianoun (n. pl.) The highest class of Vertebrata. The young are nourished for a time by milk, or an analogous fluid, secreted by the mammary glands of the mother.

mammillanoun (n.) The nipple.

mancanoun (n.) See Mancus.

mandiocanoun (n.) See Manioc.

mandragoranoun (n.) A genus of plants; the mandrake. See Mandrake, 1.

manianoun (n.) Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Cf. Delirium.
 noun (n.) Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; as, the tulip mania.

manilaadjective (a.) Alt. of Manilla

manillanoun (n.) A ring worn upon the arm or leg as an ornament, especially among the tribes of Africa.
 noun (n.) A piece of copper of the shape of a horseshoe, used as money by certain tribes of the west coast of Africa.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Manila or Manilla, the capital of the Philippine Islands; made in, or exported from, that city.
 adjective (a.) Same as Manila.

mannanoun (n.) The food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied food.
 noun (n.) A name given to lichens of the genus Lecanora, sometimes blown into heaps in the deserts of Arabia and Africa, and gathered and used as food.
 noun (n.) A sweetish exudation in the form of pale yellow friable flakes, coming from several trees and shrubs and used in medicine as a gentle laxative, as the secretion of Fraxinus Ornus, and F. rotundifolia, the manna ashes of Southern Europe.

mantanoun (n.) See Coleoptera and Sea devil.

mantillanoun (n.) A lady's light cloak of cape of silk, velvet, lace, or the like.
 noun (n.) A kind of veil, covering the head and falling down upon the shoulders; -- worn in Spain, Mexico, etc.

mantissanoun (n.) The decimal part of a logarithm, as distinguished from the integral part, or characteristic.

mantranoun (n.) A prayer; an invocation; a religious formula; a charm.

mantuanoun (n.) A superior kind of rich silk formerly exported from Mantua in Italy.
 noun (n.) A woman's cloak or mantle; also, a woman's gown.

manzanitanoun (n.) A name given to several species of Arctostaphylos, but mostly to A. glauca and A. pungens, shrubs of California, Oregon, etc., with reddish smooth bark, ovate or oval coriaceous evergreen leaves, and bearing clusters of red berries, which are said to be a favorite food of the grizzly bear.

marginalianoun (n. pl.) Marginal notes.

marginellanoun (n.) A genus of small, polished, marine univalve shells, native of all warm seas.

margosanoun (n.) A large tree of genus Melia (M. Azadirachta) found in India. Its bark is bitter, and used as a tonic. A valuable oil is expressed from its seeds, and a tenacious gum exudes from its trunk. The M. Azedarach is a much more showy tree, and is cultivated in the Southern United States, where it is known as Pride of India, Pride of China, or bead tree. Various parts of the tree are considered anthelmintic.

marikinanoun (n.) A small marmoset (Midas rosalia); the silky tamarin.

marimbanoun (n.) A musical istrument of percussion, consisting of bars yielding musical tones when struck.

marimondanoun (n.) A spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth) of Central and South America.

marinoramanoun (n.) A representation of a sea view.

marsalanoun (n.) A kind of wine exported from Marsala in Sicily.

marsdenianoun (n.) A genus of plants of the Milkweed family, mostly woody climbers with fragrant flowers, several species of which furnish valuable fiber, and one species (Marsdenia tinctoria) affords indigo.

marshalseanoun (n.) The court or seat of a marshal; hence, the prison in Southwark, belonging to the marshal of the king's household.

marsipobranchianoun (n. pl.) A class of Vertebrata, lower than fishes, characterized by their purselike gill cavities, cartilaginous skeletons, absence of limbs, and a suckerlike mouth destitute of jaws. It includes the lampreys and hagfishes. See Cyclostoma, and Lamprey. Called also Marsipobranchiata, and Marsipobranchii.

marsupialianoun (n. pl.) A subclass of Mammalia, including nearly all the mammals of Australia and the adjacent islands, together with the opossums of America. They differ from ordinary mammals in having the corpus callosum very small, in being implacental, and in having their young born while very immature. The female generally carries the young for some time after birth in an external pouch, or marsupium. Called also Marsupiata.

martinetanoun (n.) A species of tinamou (Calopezus elegans), having a long slender crest.

masoranoun (n.) A Jewish critical work on the text of the Hebrew Scriptures, composed by several learned rabbis of the school of Tiberias, in the eighth and ninth centuries.

massasauganoun (n.) The black rattlesnake (Crotalus, / Caudisona, tergemina), found in the Mississippi Valley.

massoranoun (n.) Same as Masora.

mastigopodanoun (n. pl.) The Infusoria.

mastodynianoun (n.) Alt. of Mastodyny

matamatanoun (n.) The bearded tortoise (Chelys fimbriata) of South American rivers.

matanzanoun (n.) A place where animals are slaughtered for their hides and tallow.

mattowaccanoun (n.) An American clupeoid fish (Clupea mediocris), similar to the shad in habits and appearance, but smaller and less esteemed for food; -- called also hickory shad, tailor shad, fall herring, and shad herring.

maxillanoun (n.) The bone of either the upper or the under jaw.
 noun (n.) The bone, or principal bone, of the upper jaw, the bone of the lower jaw being the mandible.
 noun (n.) One of the lower or outer jaws of arthropods.

mayanoun (n.) The name for the doctrine of the unreality of matter, called, in English, idealism; hence, nothingness; vanity; illusion.

mazamanoun (n.) Alt. of Mazame

mazourkanoun (n.) Alt. of Mazurka

mazurkanoun (n.) A Polish dance, or the music which accompanies it, usually in 3-4 or 3-8 measure, with a strong accent on the second beat.

meandrinanoun (n.) A genus of corals with meandering grooves and ridges, including the brain corals.

medianoun (n.) pl. of Medium.
 noun (n.) One of the sonant mutes /, /, / (b, d, g), in Greek, or of their equivalents in other languages, so named as intermediate between the tenues, /, /, / (p, t, k), and the aspiratae (aspirates) /, /, / (ph or f, th, ch). Also called middle mute, or medial, and sometimes soft mute.
  (pl. ) of Medium

medialunanoun (n.) See Half-moon.

medullanoun (n.) Marrow; pith; hence, essence.
 noun (n.) The marrow of bones; the deep or inner portion of an organ or part; as, the medulla, or medullary substance, of the kidney; specifically, the medula oblongata.
 noun (n.) A soft tissue, occupying the center of the stem or branch of a plant; pith.

medusanoun (n.) The Gorgon; or one of the Gorgons whose hair was changed into serpents, after which all who looked upon her were turned into stone.
 noun (n.) Any free swimming acaleph; a jellyfish.

megalomanianoun (n.) A form of mental alienation in which the patient has grandiose delusions.

meladanoun (n.) Alt. of Melado

melaenanoun (n.) A discharge from the bowels of black matter, consisting of altered blood.

melanaemianoun (n.) A morbid condition in which the blood contains black pigment either floating freely or imbedded in the white blood corpuscles.

melancholianoun (n.) A kind of mental unsoundness characterized by extreme depression of spirits, ill-grounded fears, delusions, and brooding over one particular subject or train of ideas.

melanorrhoeanoun (n.) An East Indian genus of large trees. Melanorrh/a usitatissima is the lignum-vitae of Pegu, and yelds a valuable black varnish.

melasmanoun (n.) A dark discoloration of the skin, usually local; as, Addison's melasma, or Addison's disease.

melastomanoun (n.) A genus of evergreen tropical shrubs; -- so called from the black berries of some species, which stain the mouth.

melenanoun (n.) See Melaena.

melismanoun (n.) A piece of melody; a song or tune, -- as opposed to recitative or musical declamation.
 noun (n.) A grace or embellishment.

melissanoun (n.) A genus of labiate herbs, including the balm, or bee balm (Melissa officinalis).

melodramanoun (n.) Formerly, a kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes. Now, a drama abounding in romantic sentiment and agonizing situations, with a musical accompaniment only in parts which are especially thrilling or pathetic. In opera, a passage in which the orchestra plays a somewhat descriptive accompaniment, while the actor speaks; as, the melodrama in the gravedigging scene of Beethoven's "Fidelio".

melop/ianoun (n.) The art of forming melody; melody; -- now often used for a melodic passage, rather than a complete melody.