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marais

[ mah-rey; French ma-re ]
/ mɑˈreɪ; French maˈrɛ /
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noun, plural ma·rais [mah-reyz; French ma-re]. /mɑˈreɪz; French maˈrɛ/. Gulf States (chiefly Louisiana).

a swamp or bayou.

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Origin of marais

1785–95; <North American French, French; Old French mareis<Old Low Franconian *marisk;see marsh

Definition for marais (2 of 2)

Marais
[ ma-re ]
/ maˈrɛ /

noun

Ma·rin [ma-ran], /maˈrɛ̃/, 1656–1728, French viola da gamba player and composer.
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