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marabout

[mar-uh-boot, -boo] /ˈmær əˌbut, -ˌbu/
noun
1.
Islam.
  1. a hermit or holy man, especially in N Africa, often wielding political power and credited with supernatural powers.
  2. the tomb or shrine of such a man.
2.
Origin of marabout
1615-1625
1615-25; < French < Portuguese marabuto < Arabic murābit; see Almoravid, maravedi
Related forms
maraboutism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for marabout

marabout

/ˈmærəˌbuː/
noun
1.
a Muslim holy man or hermit of North Africa
2.
a shrine of the grave of a marabout
Word Origin
C17: via French and Portuguese marabuto, from Arabic murābit
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