- a fine, soft leather made, originally in Morocco, from goatskins tanned with sumac
- any similar leather, as one made from sharkskin
Origin of moroccoAfter Morocco
From the country-name of Morocco, from which this leather was originally imported. Compare maroquin.
- A coastal country in North-western Africa. Official name: Kingdom of Morocco.
Earlier spelling Marocco, from Spanish Marruecos or Portuguese Marrocos, from Medieval Latin Marrochium, from former capital Marrakech (whence English Marrakech). (Compare Persian and Urdu, which refer to Morocco as Ù…Ø±Ø§Ú©Ø´ (“marÃ¢keÅ¡"), and Middle Eastern Arabic, which used Ù…Ø±Ø§ÙƒØ´ (“marraakush") until recently; Turkish refers to Morocco as Fas, from Fas (“Fez"), another capital.) Marrakech is in turn from Berber Murt n Akush (“Land of God").