from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various long-eared and long-legged cavies of the genus Dolichotis, inhabiting the scrub desert and grasslands of central and southern Argentina. Also called Patagonian hare.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a rodent, scientific name Dolichotis, common in the Patagonian steppes of Argentina
- n. A nightmare; a spectre or wraith-like creature in Germanic and particularly Scandinavian folklore.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The principal or ruling evil spirit.
- n. A female demon who torments people in sleep by crouching on their chests or stomachs, or by causing terrifying visions.
- n. The Patagonian cavy, a hare-like rodent (Dolichotis patagonum or Dolichotis Patagonicus) of the pampas of Argentina.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Patagonian cavy, Dolichotis patachonica. See cavy.
- n. In Hind. myth., the tempter; the spirit of evil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hare-like rodent of the pampas of Argentina
- n. Hindu god of death; opposite of Kama
American Spanish mará, perhaps of Araucanian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Norse, from Proto-Germanic *marōn, cognate with Old English mare or mære (Wiktionary)