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mariculture the cultivation, in salt water, of marine organisms.
Marie Curie a Polish-born chemist and physicist in France (b.1867--d.1934).
marigold any of various garden plants that bear showy yellow, orange, or red and yellow blossoms. [2 definitions]
marijuana the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, often smoked for its euphoric effect.
marimba a large musical instrument similar to a xylophone, consisting of a series of graduated hardwood bars, usu. with resonators beneath them, that are struck with small mallets.
marina a harbor that has docks, services, and supplies for yachts and other pleasure boats.
marinade a flavored sauce in which meat, fish, or vegetables are soaked before being cooked. [2 definitions]
marinara a highly seasoned tomato sauce made with garlic and spices. [2 definitions]
marinate to soak in a seasoned sauce; marinade.
marine of or concerning the sea; living in or caused by the sea. [7 definitions]
Marine Corps a branch of the U.S. armed forces under the authority of the Department of the Navy, trained for land, sea, and aerial combat and specializing in amphibious landing operations.
marine life plants and animals that live in the sea.
mariner a person who oversees or assists in the navigation of a marine vessel; sailor. [2 definitions]
marines a military group that fights both on land and at sea. In the United States, the marines are part of the navy.
marine science the study of oceans, coastal seas, and estuaries from any of a number of perspectives, including biology, physics, chemistry, and geology.
marionette a puppet whose jointed limbs are operated with strings or wires.
mariposa lily a lilylike plant found in Mexico and the western United States. [2 definitions]
marital of or concerning marriage.
maritime of or concerning seagoing vessels, or intended for use in navigation at sea. [2 definitions]
Maritime Provinces the Canadian provinces on the Atlantic coast; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
marjoram any of several herbs whose fragrant leaves are used as seasoning.