Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Eugenia Maire, a small New Zealand tree of the myrtle family, with white bark and four-angled branches, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate leaves, and white flowers having a tuft of many stamens. The fruit is a red berry crowned by the thickened rim of the calyx. It is distinguished from the other maires of New Zealand as maire-Tawhiki, or ‘myrtle of the god Tawhiki’ (the Tafa'i of Samoan myths and Kahai of the ancient Hawaiians).
- n. Mida salicifolia, a small New Zealand tree of the sandalwood family, having variable, myrtle-like or willow-like leaves and short axillary cymes of small green flowers.
- n. One of several species of Olea indigenous to New Zealand:
- n. The black maire, O. Cunninghamii, a lofty tree with white limbs, long coriaceous leaves, racemes of unisexual flowers, and fruit in the form of drupe containing a bony nut. The wood is dense, hard, and durable.
- n. The white maire, O. lanceolata, a smaller and less robust tree, yielding the New Zealand boxwood (which see, under boxwood).
- n. The narrow-leaved maire, O. montana, a large bushy tree with leathery linear leaves and racemes of minute flowers.
- n. The broad-leaved maire, O. apetala, which yields the ironwood of Norfolk Island.
- n. In Tahiti, Gynopogon stellatus, a plant with ternate, myrtle-like leaves. Compare maile.
“Monsieur le Maire is a familiar character to all the commune and he eats, drinks, shops and lives cheek by jowl with his electors.”
“Under the stage name Maire O'Neill, she created the role of Pegeen in the original Abbey Theatre production of Synge's "The Playboy of the Western World.”
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“Aides to Mr. Le Maire didn't return requests for comment.”
“Another name that's circulated in the French media is German speaking agriculture minister Bruno Le Maire , who has more international experience.”
“Mr. Le Maire will chair the Group of 20 agriculture meeting in Paris this week and has served as junior minister for European affairs.”
“Following nearly a year of difficult negotiations, French agriculture minister Bruno Le Maire described the agreement as a remarkable accomplishment.”
“I could think of nothing more unnatural than changing what I called myself when I married at 20, and I still feel exactly the same way now at 52," wrote Jeanne Maire of West Sayville, N.Y.”
“However, Mr. Le Maire said that it was hard to collect data on production in large countries such as India and China.”
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