geographical name 1. country NW Africa bordering on the Atlantic & the Mediterranean; a kingdom capital Rabat, summer capital Tangier area 172,413 square miles (446,550 square kilometers), population 20,419,555; formerly (1911-56) divided into French Morocco (protectorate capital Rabat), Spanish Morocco (protectorate capital Tetuán), & the International Zone of Tangier 2. — see MarrakechMoroccan adjective or noun

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