Definition of maquis
1 : thick scrubby evergreen underbrush of Mediterranean shores; also : an area of such underbrush
2 often capitalized a : a guerrilla fighter in the French underground during World War IIb : a band of maquis
Origin and Etymology of maquis
French, from Italian macchie, plural of macchia thicket, sketch, spot
First Known Use: 1829See Words from the same year
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