See under Morocco (def 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).
Compare Tangier Zone.
former name of Marrakesh.
(lowercase) a fine, pebble-grained leather, originally made in Morocco from goatskin tanned with sumac.
(lowercase) any leather made in imitation of this.
a fine soft leather made from goatskins, used for bookbinding, shoes, etc
(as modifier): morocco leather
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
a former Spanish colony on the N coast of Morocco: part of the kingdom of Morocco since 1956
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.
noun 1. an epiphytic plant, Tillandsia usneoides, of the southern U.S., having narrow, grayish leaves and growing in long festoons that drape the branches of trees. Spanish moss noun 1. an epiphytic bromeliaceous plant, Tillandsia usneoides, growing in tropical and subtropical regions as long bluish-grey strands suspended from the branches of trees 2. a tropical […]
noun 1. (used with a singular or plural verb) a composite plant, Bidens bipinnata, having achenes with downwardly barbed awns. 2. (used with a plural verb) the achenes themselves.
- Spanish olive
noun a young green olive that is soaked in lye then fermented in brine for 6-12 months, sold in a variety of forms Usage Note cooking
noun 1. an omelet served with a sauce of tomatoes, onions, and green peppers.