from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Marin, John 1870-1953. American painter noted for his semiabstract watercolors, including Brooklyn Bridge.
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- proper n. The place name of a county of 252,409 in northern California.
It was either named after Chief Marin, of the Coast Miwok tribe, or derived from the Spanish name of its eastern bay known as Bahía de Nuestra Señora del Rosario la Marinera in 1775. (Wiktionary)