of shrubby plants, chiefly evergreens, growing in areas having a Mediterranean climate
2. Word forms: plural maˈquis (mɑˈkiz
; mäkēzˈ; Fr, maˈki
; mȧkēˈ) [often M-]
a member of the French underground fighting against the Nazis
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Word origin of 'maquis'Fr < It macchia, a thicket, orig. a spot < L macula, a spot, stain