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Mars

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noun \ˈmärz\

Simple Definition of Mars

  • : the planet that is fourth in order from the sun

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Mars

  1. 1 :  the Roman god of war — compare ares

  2. 2 :  the planet fourth in order from the sun and conspicuous for its red color — see planet table

Origin of mars

Latin Mart-, Mars


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with mars



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