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