[maw-rish-uh s, -rish-ee-uh s] /mɔˈrɪʃ əs, -ˈrɪʃ i əs/
an island in the Indian Ocean, E of Madagascar. 720 sq. mi. (1865 sq. km).
a republic consisting of this island and dependencies: formerly a British colony. 809 sq. mi. (2095 sq. km).
Capital: Port Louis.
an island and state in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar: originally uninhabited, it was settled by the Dutch (1638–1710) then abandoned; taken by the French in 1715 and the British in 1810; became an independent member of the Commonwealth in 1968. It is economically dependent on sugar. Official language: English; a French creole is widely spoken. Religion: Hindu majority, large Christian minority. Currency: rupee. Capital: Port Louis. Pop: 1 322 238 (2013 est). Area: 1865 sq km (720 sq miles) Former name (1715–1810) Île-de-France
noun 1. a tropical American plant, Furcraea foetida, having large, fleshy leaves, cultivated as a source of a hemplike fiber.
[mawr-uh-lahy-kuh s] /ˌmɔr əˈlaɪ kəs/ noun 1. a walled plain in the fourth quadrant of the face of the moon: about 70 miles (110 km) in diameter.
/French mora/ noun 1. Charles (ʃarl). 1868–1952, French writer and political theorist, who founded (1899) the extreme right-wing group L’Action Français: sentenced (1945) to life imprisonment for supporting Pétain during World War II
[mawr-ee, mor-ee] /ˈmɔr i, ˈmɒr i/ noun 1. Matthew Fontaine [fon-teyn,, fon-teyn] /fɒnˈteɪn,, ˈfɒn teɪn/ (Show IPA), 1806–73, U.S. naval officer and scientist. /ˈmɔːrɪ/ noun 1. Matthew Fontaine. 1806–73, US pioneer hydrographer and oceanographer Maury (môr’ē) American naval officer and oceanographer who charted the currents and winds of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans and […]