moucharaby

noun mou·char·a·by \müˈsharəbē\
variants: or

mouchrabieh

\ˌmüshrəˈbē(y)ə\ or

meshrabiyeh

\ˌmeshrəˈbē(y)ə\ less commonly

mushrebiyeh

\ˌmüshrəˈbē(y)ə\

Definition of moucharaby

plural

moucharabies

or

mouchrabiehs

or

meshrabiyehs

  1. :  a Moorish projecting oriel window or enclosed balcony of which the enclosure is largely made up of carved wooden latticework

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Origin and Etymology of moucharaby

French & Arabic; French moucharaby, moucharabièh, from Arabic mushrabīyah


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