Definition of Moor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mɔː(r)//
, BrE//mʊə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//mʊr//
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a member of a race of Muslim people living in NW Africa who entered and took control of part of Spain in the 8th century Word Originfrom Old French More, via Latin from Greek Mauros ‘inhabitant of Mauretania’, an ancient region of North Africa.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Moor