Definition for MOOR

MOOR, n.2 [D. moor; G. mohr; Fr. maure; Gr. αμαυρος, μαυρος, dark, obscure.]

A native of the northern coast of Africa, called by the Romans from the color of the people, Mauritania, the country of dark-complexioned people. The same country is now called Morocco, Tunis, Algiers, &c.

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