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Definition of mare noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • a female horse or donkey compare brood mare, filly, stallion
  • Idioms
      a mare's nest
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    1. 1a discovery that seems interesting but is found to have no value
    2. 2a very complicated situation This area of the law is a veritable mare's nest.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mare

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