1 of or relating to navigation, shipping, etc.; seafaring
2 of, relating to, near, or living near the sea
3 (of a climate) having small temperature differences between summer and winter; equable (C16: from Latin maritimus from mare sea)
n a department of W France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: La Rochelle. Pop.: 540700 (1995). Area: 7232 sq. km (2820 sq. miles)
pl n a range of the W Alps in SE France and NW Italy. Highest peak: Argentera, 3297 m (10817 ft.)
Maritime Provinces , Maritimes
pl n the. another name for the →
Atlantic Provinces but often excluding Newfoundland but often excluding Newfoundland
n a department of N France, in Haute-Normandie region. Capital: Rouen. Pop.: 1241500 (1995). Area: 6342 sq. km (2473 sq. miles)
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