morocco

noun
mo·​roc·​co | \ mə-ˈrä-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce morocco (audio) \

Definition of morocco

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a fine leather from goatskin tanned with sumac

Morocco

geographical name
Mo·​roc·​co | \ mə-ˈrä-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce Morocco (audio) \

Definition of Morocco (Entry 2 of 2)

1 or Arabic Al-Maghrib \ äl-​ˈmä-​grēb How to pronounce Morocco (audio) \ 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.

2 — see marrakech

Other Words from morocco

Geographical name

Moroccan \ mə-​ˈrä-​kən How to pronounce Morocco (audio) \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of morocco

Noun

1634, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for morocco

Noun

Morocco, Africa

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“Morocco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morocco. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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