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Mauretania

or Mau·ri·ta·ni·a

[mawr-i-tey-nee-uh]
noun
  1. an ancient kingdom in NW Africa: it included the territory that is modern Morocco and part of Algeria.
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Related formsMau·re·ta·ni·an, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • 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

Mauretanian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Mauretania, an ancient region of N Africa, or its inhabitants
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Mauretania
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Mauretania

noun
  1. an ancient region of N Africa, corresponding approximately to the N parts of modern Algeria and Morocco
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