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British Dictionary definitions for maire

maire

noun plural maire
  1. a tall native New Zealand tree, olea cunninghami, with dark brown wood
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Word Origin

Māori
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Examples from the Web for maire

Historical Examples

  • "Let that maire be brought before me," said I, with a haughty indignation.

    A Day's Ride

    Charles James Lever

  • There they breakfasted, and gave the horses an hour's rest while they consulted with the Maire.

  • If there is trouble, I will take this fellow, and you manage the Maire.

  • You might almost tempt the maire himself, by offering him gold.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • The document was purposed to be signed by the maire, under his official seal.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty