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Madagascar

(noun) - a small island off the southeast coast of Africa, thought by some to be the origin of rice culture in the Carolinas

maize

(noun) - corn

malaria

(noun) - an illness caused by the bite of a parasite carrying mosquito. It causes intermittent and violent fevers which can lead to death.

mansion

(noun) - a large house

manufacturing

(noun) - the use of machines, tools and labor to make things for use or sale

map

(noun) - a graphic representation of a portion of Earth that is usually drawn to scale on a flat surface

mariculture

(noun) - farming fish and other sea-creatures using water from the ocean

marsh

marsh

(noun) - an area of land that is often underwater, or is mostly shallow water. Marshes usually have only low grass and shrubs

mattress tick

(noun) - a cloth sack filled with straw, feathers or cornhusks and used to sleep on

mayor

(noun) - the leader of a city or municipality

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