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a Cuban seasoning of garlic, olive oil, and sour (Seville) oranges used as a dip, marinade, or sauce
Span. mojar 'make wet'
"magic," 1920s, probably of Creole origin, cf. Gullah moco "witchcraft," Fula moco'o "medicine man."
[1920s+ Black; origin unknown; probably fr an African language]
Any narcotic, esp morphine
[1935+ Narcotics; perhaps fr Spanish mojar, ''celebrate by drinking'']