1. Proper noun.  Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (1757 – 1834), a French aristocrat who is considered a national hero in both France and the United States for his participation in the French and American revolutions.
  2. Proper noun.  Any of a number of U.S. places named for the Marquis de La Fayette, including a large city in Louisiana. .
  3. Proper noun.  (US) (given name, male) , originally in honor of the Marquis. .
  4. Noun.  The dollarfish.
  5. Noun.  A market fish, the goody or spot (''Liostomus xanthurus''), of the southern coast of the United States.

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