morocco

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English[edit]

Book bound in a mustard-yellow morocco
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Etymology[edit]

From the country-name of Morocco, from which this leather was originally imported. Compare maroquin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mo‧roc‧co

Noun[edit]

morocco (plural moroccos)

  1. A soft leather, made from goatskin, used especially in bookbinding.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 164:
      Piers put the letter in an envelope and slipped it into a green morocco-covered volume on the window seat – his sister's diary.

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