marabout

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mar·a·bout

noun, often capitalized \ˈma-rə-bü\

Definition of MARABOUT

:  a dervish in Muslim Africa believed to have supernatural power

Origin of MARABOUT

French, from Portuguese marabuto, from Arabic murābiṭ
First Known Use: 1600

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