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From Malecite-Passamaquoddy word for bad little falls, for a location on the Machias River.

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  1. A river in Maine, United States. Ellipsis of Machias River.
  2. An inlet in Washington, Maine, United States, a bay on the Gulf of Maine. Named after the river, which empties into the bay. Ellipsis of Machias Bay.
  3. An island in Grand Manan archipelago, Atlantic Ocean. Ellipsis of Machias Seal Island.
  4. A town, the county seat of Washington County, Maine, United States.
  5. A town and census-designated place therein, in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States; named after the river in Maine, where the settlers originated.
  6. A census-designated place in Snohomish County, Washington, United States; named after the town in Maine, where the founder originated.

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