Morocco meaning

mə-rŏkō
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A soft fine leather of goatskin traditionally tanned with sumac and used especially for book bindings.
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A country of northwest Africa on the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Inhabited from ancient times by Berbers, the region became a Roman province in the 1st century ad and was conquered by Arabs in the 7th century. The country was later united (11th–13th century) under Berber-Muslim dynasties. The French established a protectorate over most of the region in 1912, and in 1956 Morocco achieved independence as a kingdom. Rabat is the capital and Casablanca the largest city.
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A fine, soft leather made, originally in Morocco, from goatskins tanned with sumac.
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Any similar leather, as one made from sharkskin.
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(place) Kingdom on the NW coast of Africa, bordering on the Atlantic & the Mediterranean; a Muslim kingdom since the 11th cent., from 1912 to 1956 it was divided into a French protectorate (French Morocco), a Spanish protectorate (Spanish Morocco), & the international zone of Tangier (established in 1923): 172,414 sq mi (446,550 sq km); cap. Rabat.
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A soft leather, made from goatskin, used especially in bookbinding.
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A coastal country in North-western Africa. Official name: Kingdom of Morocco.
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Origin of morocco

  • After Morocco

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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 مراکش (“marâkeÅ¡"), and Middle Eastern Arabic, which used مراكش (“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").

    From Wiktionary

  • From the country-name of Morocco, from which this leather was originally imported. Compare maroquin.

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