[ mahr-uh ]
/ ˈmɑr ə /


Hindu Mythology. the god of death, sometimes seen as one aspect of a god whose other aspect is Kama, or erotic desire.
Buddhism. Satan, who tried to seduce the Buddha at the time of his Enlightenment.

Definition for mara (2 of 2)

Patagonian hare


a burrowing, gray, long-eared and long-legged cavy of the genus Dolichotis, native to South America.
Also called ma·ra [muh-rah] /məˈrɑ/
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British Dictionary definitions for mara (1 of 2)

/ (məˈrɑː) /


a harelike South American rodent, Dolichotis patagonum, inhabiting the pampas of Argentina: family Caviidae (cavies)

Word Origin for mara

from American Spanish mará, perhaps of Araucanian origin

British Dictionary definitions for mara (2 of 2)

/ (Spanish maˈra) /


one of several organized criminal gangs of Central American origin also operating in the US

Word Origin for mara

C20: from Spanish: gang
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