A female provided name, anglicisation of Irish Máire ("Mary").
Eugenia Maire, a tiny New Zealand tree regarding the myrtle household, with white bark and four-angled limbs, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate leaves, and white plants having a tuft of several stamens. The fresh fruit is a red berry crowned by the thickened rim of calyx. It really is distinguished from the other maires of New Zealand as maire-Tawhiki, or ‘myrtle regarding the god Tawhiki’ (the Tafa'i of Samoan fables and Kahai of the old Hawaiians).
Mida salicifolia, a tiny brand new Zealand tree of sandalwood family members, having variable, myrtle-like or willow-like leaves and brief axillary cymes of small green blossoms.
one of many species of Olea indigenous to New Zealand:
The black colored maire, O. Cunninghamii, a lofty tree with white limbs, lengthy coriaceous leaves, racemes of unisexual blossoms, and fruit in the shape of a drupe containing a bony nut. The timber is heavy, tough, and durable.
The white maire, O. lanceolata, a smaller much less powerful tree, yielding the New Zealand boxwood (which see, under boxwood).
The narrow-leaved maire, O. montana, a sizable bushy tree with leathery linear leaves and racemes of small flowers.
The broad-leaved maire, O. apetala, which yields the ironwood of Norfolk Island.
In Tahiti, Gynopogon stellatus, a plant with ternate, myrtle-like leaves. Compare maile.