a fully mature female horse or other equine animal.
- mare , mayor
Other definitions for mare (2 of 4)
Other definitions for mare (3 of 4)
any of the several large, dark plains on the moon and Mars: Galileo believed that the lunar features were seas when he first saw them through a telescope.
Other definitions for Mar.E. (4 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for mare (1 of 2)
the adult female of a horse or zebra
British Dictionary definitions for mare (2 of 2)
(capital when part of a name) any of a large number of huge dry plains on the surface of the moon, visible as dark markings and once thought to be seas: Mare Imbrium (Sea of Showers)
a similar area on the surface of Mars, such as Mare Sirenum
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Scientific definitions for mare
Any of the large, low-lying dark areas on the Moon or on Mars or other inner planets. The lunar maria are believed to consist of volcanic basalts, and many are believed to be basins formed initially by large impacts with meteoroids and later filled with lava flows. Compare terra.
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