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


[muh-ree-uh] /məˈri ə/
Origin of Maria1
Shortening of Santa Maria.


[muh-ree-uh, -rahy-uh; Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish mah-ree-ah] /məˈri ə, -ˈraɪ ə; Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish mɑˈri ɑ/
a female given name, form of Mary. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The party would travel with the supply wagon and a bunch of ponies for the herders, bossed by Marias husband.

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

  • Wen I nocked at Marias dore, I stepped down off the steps and wated for her appairanse.

    The Bad Boy At Home Walter T. Gray
  • One man, name unknown, was found dead near the Marias in 1875.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • Here there were but few buffalo, and another move was made, still further south, to a stream running into the Marias River.

    Jack Among the Indians George Bird Grinnell
  • The houses at the mouth of the Marias were burned after the company moved to Brule bottom.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • I kept on down the river and fortunately met him below the mouth of the Marias river after one days travel from Fort Benton.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • In the meantime Yadviga has poured poison into Marias goblet.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch
  • Marias hand shrank from the scalding tears and writhed under the mans frantic kisses.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • The watch was seen afterwards in the possession of an Indian in a Piegan camp on the Marias river.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
British Dictionary definitions for Marias


the plural of mare2
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Marias


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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black maria

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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