[ muh-rahsh ]
/ məˈrɑʃ /


a city in S Turkey, NE of Adana.


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Definition for maras (2 of 4)

[ 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 maras (3 of 4)

[ kahr-uh-muh n-muh-rahsh; Turkish kah-rah-main-mairahsh ]
/ ˌkɑr ə mən məˈrɑʃ; Turkish ˌkɑ rɑ mɛənˈmɛərɑʃ /


a city in S Turkey, near the Taurus mountain range.
Formerly Maraş.

Definition for maras (4 of 4)

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/ Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for maras (1 of 3)

/ (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 maras (2 of 3)

/ (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

British Dictionary definitions for maras (3 of 3)

/ (mæˈræʃ) /


a town in S Turkey: noted formerly for the manufacture of weapons but now for carpets and embroidery. Pop: 366 000 (2005 est)
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