- French Maroc. Spanish Marruecos. a kingdom in NW Africa: formed from a sultanate that was divided into two protectorates (French Morocco and Spanish Morocco) and an international zone. 172,104 sq. mi. (445,749 sq. km). Capital: Rabat.Compare Tangier Zone.
- former name of Marrakesh.
- (lowercase) a fine, pebble-grained leather, originally made in Morocco from goatskin tanned with sumac.
- (lowercase) any leather made in imitation of this.
Examples from the Web for moroccan
For Clooney and Alamuddin however, it is just beginning—reportedly with a romantic Moroccan getaway.An Affair to Remember for George and Amal
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 29, 2014
Hotels arrange accommodations around a shared courtyard, as the traditional Moroccan architecture of the riad mandates.Morocco's Secret All-Blue City
August 28, 2014
Sorin wished to be cremated, but the Moroccan authorities, says White, would not have released his body had they known that.Edmund White: Sex, Success, and Survival
February 11, 2014
Many Moroccan loyalists retaliated, looting and pillaging Sahrawi neighborhoods.
Challenging Moroccan authority anywhere in the country often comes at a price and protests, while not illegal, are frowned upon.
Moroccan law is Moslem, and administered by Moslem magistrates.
The ruins of Chella belong to the purest period of Moroccan art.
"Dust to dust" should have been the motto of the Moroccan palace-builders.
The first thought of the Moroccan chieftain was always defensive.
As a result of the Algerian campaigns, France became involved in war with Moroccan rebels.
- of or relating to Morocco or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Morocco
- a fine soft leather made from goatskins, used for bookbinding, shoes, etc
- (as modifier)morocco leather
- 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
Word Origin and History for moroccan
"kind of fine flexible leather," 1630s, short for Morocco leather, from Morocco, the country in northwest Africa, where the tanned leather first was made.
country in northwest Africa, from Italian, from Berber Marrakesh (properly the name of the city of Marrakesh), from Arabic Maghrib-al-Aqca "Extreme West." Cf. French Maroc, German Marokko. In English, the first vowel has been altered, apparently by influence of Moor. Related: Moroccan.