- a river in NW Montana, flowing SE to the Missouri River. 210 miles (338 km) long.
Origin of Maria1
Shortening of Santa Maria.
[muh-ree-uh, -rahy-uh; Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish mah-ree-ah]
- a female given name, form of Mary.
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Examples from the Web for marias
They all hurried into the canoes and dropped down to the mouth of the Marias.The Young Alaskans on the Missouri
But Marias grandmother had used it for many years, and it had a lock.
Marias hand had closed upon the precious packet while he spoke.
One man, name unknown, was found dead near the Marias in 1875.
The houses at the mouth of the Marias were burned after the company moved to Brule bottom.
- the plural of mare 2
Word Origin and History for marias
fem. proper name, from Late Latin; see Mary.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper