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Martian

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɑː.ʃən/ us    /ˈmɑːr-/
a creature, usually appearing in films and books, who is believed to come from Mars

Martian

adjective uk   /ˈmɑː.ʃən/ us    /ˈmɑːr-/
relating to the planet Mars, or to creatures that are believed to come from Mars : a study of the Martian atmosphere in comparison with that of Earth
Translations of “Martian”
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常出現於電影和書中的)火星人…
in Russian марсианин…
in Turkish Marslı…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常出现于电影和书中的)火星人…
in Polish Marsja-nin/nka…
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