a seaport in N Morocco, on the W Strait of Gibraltar: capital of the former Tangier Zone.
adjective, tangier, tangiest.
having a tang.
a port in N Morocco, on the Strait of Gibraltar: a Phoenician trading post in the 15th century bc; a neutral international zone (1923–56); made the summer capital of Morocco and a free port in 1962; commercial and financial centre. Pop: 526 000 (2003)
adjective tangier, tangiest
having a pungent, fresh, or briny flavour or aroma: a tangy sea breeze
- Tangier disease
Tangier disease Tan·gier disease (tān-jēr’) n. An inheritable disorder of lipid metabolism characterized by almost complete absence from plasma of high-density lipoproteins, by storage of cholesterol esters in foam cells, and by enlargement of the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes. Also called familial high-density lipoprotein disease.
noun 1. a former internationalized zone on the Strait of Gibraltar: became a part of Morocco 1956. Compare Morocco (def 1).
adjective, tangier, tangiest. 1. having a tang. adjective tangier, tangiest 1. having a pungent, fresh, or briny flavour or aroma: a tangy sea breeze
noun 1. tanga.