follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

Spanish Morocco

noun
1.
See under Morocco (def 1).

Morocco

[muh-rok-oh] /məˈrɒk oʊ/
noun
1.
French Maroc. Spanish Marruecos. a kingdom in NW Africa: formed from a sultanate that was divided into two protectorates (French Morocco and Spanish Morocco) and an international zone. 172,104 sq. mi. (445,749 sq. km).
Capital: Rabat.
Compare Tangier Zone.
2.
former name of Marrakesh.
3.
(lowercase) a fine, pebble-grained leather, originally made in Morocco from goatskin tanned with sumac.
4.
(lowercase) any leather made in imitation of this.
Also called morocco leather (for defs 3, 4).
Related forms
Moroccan
[muh-rok-uh n] /məˈrɒk ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
pro-Moroccan, adjective, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Spanish Morocco

Spanish Morocco

noun
1.
a former Spanish colony on the N coast of Morocco: part of the kingdom of Morocco since 1956

morocco

/məˈrɒkəʊ/
noun
1.
  1. a fine soft leather made from goatskins, used for bookbinding, shoes, etc
  2. (as modifier): morocco leather
Word Origin
C17: after Morocco, where it was originally made

Morocco

/məˈrɒkəʊ/
noun
1.
a kingdom in NW Africa, on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic: conquered by the Arabs in about 683, who introduced Islam; at its height under Berber dynasties (11th–13th centuries); became a French protectorate in 1912 and gained independence in 1956. It is mostly mountainous, with the Atlas Mountains in the centre and the Rif range along the Mediterranean coast, with the Sahara in the south and southeast; an important exporter of phosphates. Official language: Arabic; Berber and French are also widely spoken. Official religion: (Sunni) Muslim. Currency: dirham. Capital: Rabat. Pop: 32 649 130 (2013 est). Area: 458 730 sq km (177 117 sq miles) French name Maroc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Spanish Morocco

morocco

n.

"kind of fine flexible leather," 1630s, short for Morocco leather, from Morocco, the country in northwest Africa, where the tanned leather first was made.

Morocco

country in northwest Africa, from Italian, from Berber Marrakesh (properly the name of the city of Marrakesh), from Arabic Maghrib-al-Aqca "Extreme West." Cf. French Maroc, German Marokko. In English, the first vowel has been altered, apparently by influence of Moor. Related: Moroccan.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Spanish Morocco in Culture

Morocco definition


Kingdom in northwestern Africa with coasts on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea; it is bordered by Algeria to the east and the western Sahara to the south. Its largest city is Casablanca, and its capital is Rabat.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Spanish Morocco

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Spanish

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends