Marie to Markhoor
(Mar"ie) interj. Marry. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Mar"i*et) n. [F. mariette, prop. dim. of Marie Mary.] (Bot.) A kind of bellflower, Companula
Trachelium, once called Viola Mariana; but it is not a violet.
(Ma*rig"e*nous) a. [L. mare the sea + -genous.] Produced in or by the sea.
(Mar"i*gold) n. [Mary + gold.] (Bot.) A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms,
especially the Calendula officinalis and the cultivated species of Tagetes.
There are several yellow-flowered plants of different genera bearing this name; as, the African or French
marigold of the genus Tagetes, of which several species and many varieties are found in gardens. They
are mostly strong-smelling herbs from South America and Mexico: bur marigold, of the genus Bidens;
corn marigold, of the genus Chrysanthemum (C. segetum, a pest in the cornfields of Italy); fig marigold,
of the genus Mesembryanthemum; marsh marigold, of the genus Caltha (C. palustris), commonly known
in America as the cowslip. See Marsh Marigold.
Marigold window. (Arch.) See Rose window, under Rose.
(Mar`i*ki"na) n. [From the native name: cf. Pg. mariquinha.] (Zoöl) A small marmoset (Midas
rosalia); the silky tamarin.
(||Ma*rim"ba) n. [Pg.] A musical istrument of percussion, consisting of bars yielding musical
tones when struck. Knight.
(||Mar`i*mon"da) n. [Sp.] (Zoöl.) A spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth) of Central and South
(Mar`i*nade") n. [F.: cf. It. marinato marinade, F. mariner to preserve food for use at sea.
See Marinate.] (Cookery) A brine or pickle containing wine and spices, for enriching the flavor of meat
(Mar"i*nate) v. t. [See Marine, and cf. Marinade.] To salt or pickle, as fish, and then preserve
in oil or vinegar; to prepare by the use of marinade.
(Ma*rine") a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. marin. See Mere a pool.]
1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as,
marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a marine engine.
2. (Geol.) Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits.
Marine acid (Chem.), hydrochloric acid. [Obs.] Marine barometer. See under Barometer.
Marine corps, a corps formed of the officers, noncommissioned officers, privates, and musicants
of marines. Marine engine (Mech.), a steam engine for propelling a vessel. Marine glue.
See under Glue. Marine insurance, insurance against the perils of the sea, including also risks
of fire, piracy, and barratry. Marine interest, interest at any rate agreed on for money lent upon
respondentia and bottomry bonds. Marine law. See under Law. Marine league, three geographical
miles. - - Marine metal, an alloy of lead, antimony, and mercury, made for sheathing ships. Mc Elrath.
Marine soap, cocoanut oil soap; so called because, being quite soluble in salt water, it is much
used on shipboard. Marine store, a store where old canvas, ropes, etc., are bought and sold; a junk
(Ma*rine"), n. [F. marin a sea solider, marine naval economy, a marine picture, fr. L. marinus.
See Marine, a.]
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