maja

noun (1)
ma·​ja | \ ˈmä(ˌ)hä \
plural -s

Definition of maja

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a Spanish belle of the lower class — compare majo

Maja

noun (2)
Ma·​ja | \ ˈmājə \

Definition of Maja (Entry 2 of 2)

: a nearly cosmopolitan genus of crabs that is the type of the family Majidae

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History and Etymology for maja

Noun (1)

Spanish, feminine of majo

Noun (2)

New Latin, from Latin maia, a large crab, from Greek

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“Maja.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maja. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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