ma·​i·​re | \ ˈmäēˌrā \
plural -s

Definition of maire

: any of several New Zealand trees with dense heavy wood: such as
a : a New Zealand tree of the genus Olea usually used with a descriptive qualifier — compare black maire, white maire
c : a small and often shrubby tree (Mida myrtifolia) that is related to the Asiatic sandalwood and has glossy glabrous usually alternate leaves and small brownish green flowers in axillary clusters followed by small red drupes

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“Maire.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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