or Mau·ri·ta·ni·a



an ancient kingdom in NW Africa: it included the territory that is modern Morocco and part of Algeria.

Related formsMau·re·ta·ni·an, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of mauretanian

  • The great triclinia and sigma-tables of Mauretanian citron and ivory blazed with gold and silver.

    Darkness and Dawn

    Frederic W. Farrar

British Dictionary definitions for mauretanian



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
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