from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Maris, Roger 1934-1985. American baseball player who spent most of his career with the New York Yankees (1960-1967). In 1961 he surpassed Babe Ruth's single-season record of 60 home runs and was named the American League's most valuable player for the second year in a row.
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- proper n. A surname.
- proper n. Name component for agricultural plant varieties:
From Maris Lane, Trumpington, Cambridge (the founding site of Cambridge University's Plant Breeding Institute) (Wiktionary)