mou·​char·​a·​by | \ müˈsharəbē \
variants: or mouchrabieh \ ˌmüshrəˈbē(y)ə \ or meshrabiyeh \ ˌmeshrəˈbē(y)ə \ or less commonly mushrebiyeh \ ˌmüshrəˈbē(y)ə \
plural moucharabies or mouchrabiehs or meshrabiyehs

Definition of moucharaby

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

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History and Etymology for moucharaby

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

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“Moucharaby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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