Meaning of Maru in English:

Maru

Pronunciation /ˈmaruː/ /ˈmɑːruː/

noun

  • As a pre- or postpositive: designating a Japanese merchant ship. Hence in Nautical slang (US): a Japanese (or, by extension, U.S.) ship of any kind.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Japanese maru, second element of the names of merchant ships, of uncertain origin.