Maronite Mar"o*nite, n.; pl. {Maronites}. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a body of nominal Christians, who speak the Arabic language, and reside on Mount Lebanon and in different parts of Syria. They take their name from one Maron of the 6th century. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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