a fine soft leather made from goatskins, used for bookbinding, shoes, etc
(as modifier) ⇒ ■ morocco leather
C17: after Morocco, where it was originally made
a kingdom in NW Africa, on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic: conquered by the Arabs
in about 683, who introduced Islam; at its height under Berber dynasties (11th–13th
centuries); became a French protectorate in 1912 and gained independence in 1956.
It is mostly mountainous, with the Atlas Mountains in the centre and the Rif range
along the Mediterranean coast, with the Sahara in the south and southeast; an important
exporter of phosphates. Official language: Arabic; Berber and French are also widely
spoken. Official religion: (Sunni) Muslim. Currency: dirham. Capital: Rabat. Pop:
32 649 130 (2013 est). Area: 458 730 sq km (177 117 sq miles). French name: : Maroc
Translations for 'morocco'
British English: MoroccoMorocco is a kingdom in north-west Africa.məˈrɒkəʊNOUN