Definitions

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:

Etymologies

From Maris Lane, Trumpington, Cambridge (the founding site of Cambridge University's Plant Breeding Institute) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So Twig's mother, Maris, is only mentioned in Beyond the Deepwoods.

    Talking to Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell about the Edge Chronicles

  • The first story in Maris's life, originally published in Analog's May 1975 issue under the title of "The Storms of Windhaven," does a lot of things well.

    When the going got rough

  • McGwire says he called the Maris family yesterday to apologize.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2010

  • The guy from “The Pine Barrens” could be this offscreen bogeyman, like Vera or Maris from the Cheers-Frasier juggernaut.

    Matthew Yglesias » Predictions I Hope Come True

  • Maris is still the single season record holder as far as I am concerned.

    I'm a Yankee Doodle... Something

  • The bulge you saw in Maris 'arms came from chopping wood back home in Fargo, N.D. And pitchers saw Maris' big biceps, and only his biceps.

    USATODAY.com - Remember Roger Maris?

  • Along with Yael P. Mosse, MD, Dr. Maris is developing new molecular-based diagnostic tools for this disease.

    Pediatric cancer research

  • For what it's worth, I've suggested that the purely Etruscan name Maris is built on a verb mar “to harvest” which would be more fitting afterall for the name of an agricultural deity.

    Getting the origins of Mars and Vulcan right

  • But Clavin also said he hears from radio callers who want to keep the debate going, calling Maris "red-neck Roger" and saying his lifetime stats aren't worthy of the Hall.

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  • I just wanted you to know that when I was younger and had aspirations of being a tech writer myself, I coined the first laptop I ever owned (and took to college with me) "Maris" as an homage to the guy who inspired that dream ( "Frasier" reference, there, in case you're wondering).

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