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Definitions of morocco

morocco  (məˈrɒkəʊ



    1. a fine soft leather made from goatskins, used for bookbinding, shoes, etc
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒ morocco leather

Word Origin

C17: after Morocco, where it was originally made

Morocco  (məˈrɒkəʊ



  1. 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: Morocco Morocco is a kingdom in north-west Africa.məˈrɒkəʊ NOUN
  • Arabic: الْـمَغْرِبُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Marrocos
  • Chinese: 摩洛哥
  • Croatian: Maroko
  • Czech: Maroko
  • Danish: Marokko
  • Dutch: Marokko
  • European Spanish: Marruecos
  • Finnish: Marokko
  • French: Maroc
  • German: Marokko
  • Greek: Μαρόκο
  • Italian: Marocco
  • Japanese: モロッコ
  • Korean: 모로코
  • Norwegian: Marokko
  • Polish: Maroko
  • Portuguese: Marrocos
  • Romanian: Maroc
  • Russian: Марокко
  • Spanish: Marruecos
  • Swedish: Marocko
  • Thai: ประเทศโมร็อกโก
  • Turkish: Fas
  • Ukrainian: Марокко
  • Vietnamese: nước Maroc

Example Sentences Including 'morocco'

She tore the wrapping off a morocco bound copy of This England stamped with her initials.
Gaskin, Catherine The Ambassador's Women


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