mo·​roc·​co mə-ˈrä-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce morocco (audio)
: a fine leather from goatskin tanned with sumac

Word History


Morocco, Africa

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of morocco was in 1634

Dictionary Entries Near morocco

Cite this Entry

“Morocco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


mo·​roc·​co mə-ˈräk-ō How to pronounce morocco (audio)
: a fine leather made of goat skins tanned with sumac

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Mo·​roc·​co mə-ˈrä-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce Morocco (audio)
or Arabic Al-Maghrib country in northwestern Africa bordering on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; a kingdom; capital Rabat, summer capital Tangier area 172,414 square miles (446,550 square kilometers), population 34,314,000

Note: Morocco was formerly (1911–56) divided into French Morocco, a protectorate whose capital was Rabat; Spanish Morocco, a protectorate whose capital was Tetuán; and the International Zone of Tangier.

see marrakech
Moroccan adjective or noun
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