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Marquis vs. Marquise

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  • Marquis (noun)

    A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next below that of duke, but above a count. Originally, the marquis was an officer whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere title conferred by letters patent or letters close.

  • Marquis (noun)

    Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the Asian genus ver=190708.

  • Marquise (noun)

    A marchioness, especially one who is French.

    "marchioness"

  • Marquise (noun)

    A marquee.

  • Marquise (noun)

    An oval cut diamond with pointed ends.

  • Marquise (noun)

    A canopy, usually of glass, set as a shelter over a door opening onto a terrace or pavement.

  • Marquise (noun)

    A style of parasol of the mid-19th century.

  • Marquise (noun)

    A rich dessert made with dark chocolate, butter, sugar, cocoa powder, eggs{{,}} and cream.

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  • Marquis (noun)

    A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next below that of duke. Originally, the marquis was an officer whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere title conferred by patent.

  • Marquise (noun)

    The wife of a marquis; a marchioness.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Marquis (noun)

    humorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches (1878-1937)

  • Marquis (noun)

    nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count

  • Marquise (noun)

    a noblewoman ranking below a duchess and above a countess

  • Marquise (noun)

    permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.

Princeton's WordNet
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