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[muh-rahy-uh s]
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  1. a river in NW Montana, flowing SE to the Missouri River. 210 miles (338 km) long.


  1. calaba.

Origin of Maria1

Shortening of Santa Maria.


[muh-ree-uh, -rahy-uh; Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish mah-ree-ah]
  1. a female given name, form of Mary.
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Examples from the Web for marias

Historical Examples

  • They all hurried into the canoes and dropped down to the mouth of the Marias.

    The Young Alaskans on the Missouri

    Emerson Hough

  • But Marias grandmother had used it for many years, and it had a lock.

    A Lady of Rome

    F. Marion Crawford

  • Marias hand had closed upon the precious packet while he spoke.

    A Lady of Rome

    F. Marion Crawford

  • One man, name unknown, was found dead near the Marias in 1875.

    Then and Now

    Robert Vaughn

  • The houses at the mouth of the Marias were burned after the company moved to Brule bottom.

    Then and Now

    Robert Vaughn

British Dictionary definitions for marias


  1. the plural of mare 2
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for marias


fem. proper name, from Late Latin; see Mary.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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