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  • proper n. A female given name.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dicotyledonous plants of the family Asteraceæ. See Silybum.

Etymologies

Latinized form of Marian, ultimately from Mary or Mary + Ann. It is also the feminine form of Latin Marianus, derivative of Marius, but these rather rare Roman names have been completely intertwined with Maria in the Christian era. (Wiktionary)

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