- an ancient kingdom in NW Africa: it included the territory that is modern Morocco and part of Algeria.
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The great triclinia and sigma-tables of Mauretanian citron and ivory blazed with gold and silver.Darkness and Dawn
Frederic W. Farrar
- of or relating to Mauretania, an ancient region of N Africa, or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Mauretania
- an ancient region of N Africa, corresponding approximately to the N parts of modern Algeria and Morocco