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mɑˈki, mæ-; -ˈkiz, -ˈkimaquis

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  1. Maquis, Maquisardnoun

    a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II

  2. Maquisnoun

    the French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War II


  1. maquisnoun

    Dense Mediterranean coastal scrub

  2. maquisnoun

    the French resistance movement during World War II


  1. maquis

    A maquis is a type of dense, evergreen shrubland vegetation found in the Mediterranean region, particularly along the coast. The term also refers to rural guerrilla bands of French Resistance fighters during World War II, taking their name from the landscape in which they hid.


  1. Maquis

    In the American Star Trek science-fiction franchise, the Maquis are a 24th Century paramilitary organization or terrorist group first introduced in the 1994 episode "The Maquis" of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, who subsequently also appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. The concept of the Maquis was intentionally introduced by the creators of Deep Space Nine so that it could play a plot device in the upcoming Voyager, which was scheduled to begin airing in 1995. As Jeri Taylor commented, "we knew that we wanted to include a renegade element in Voyager, and that the show would involve a ship housing both Starfleet people and those idealistic freedom fighters that the Federation felt were outlaws [i.e. the Maquis]." It was for this reason that the creators of Star Trek decided to create a backstory for the Maquis in several episodes of Deep Space Nine and The Next Generation, and they named them after the French guerrilla fighters of the Second World War. While the recurring character of Michael Eddington in Deep Space Nine was a member of the Maquis, Voyager contained three regular Maquis characters, Chakotay, Seska and B'Elanna Torres, as well as Tom Paris, a regular character who had been captured and imprisoned for joining the Maquis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maquis in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maquis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    dark and gloomy
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    B tenebrous
    C bonzer
    D ostensive

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