Maidmarian
Maidmarian Maid`ma"ri*an, n. [Maid + Marian, relating to Mary, or the Virgin Mary.] 1. The lady of the May games; one of the characters in a morris dance; a May queen. Afterward, a grotesque character personated in sports and buffoonery by a man in woman's clothes. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of dance. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]


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