Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of a Moorish priestly order or race of northern Africa, successors of the Morabits or Almoravides, a Mohammedan sect or tribe who ruled Morocco and part of Spain in the elcventh and twelfth centuries.
  • noun Another form of marabou.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A Mohammedan saint; especially, one who claims to work cures supernaturally.
  • noun (Zool.) The marabou{1}.

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  • noun Islam A Muslim holy man, especially in parts of North Africa
  • noun Islam The tomb of such a person

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  • noun large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments

Etymologies

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Arabic مُرابِط‎ (murābiṭ).

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  • Birdie!!

    March 20, 2009

  • Oooh! *yoink*

    March 20, 2009

  • "The marabout (what was its name, exactly?) was mostly visited by women and children. Young ones afflicted with terrible manias were brought there to have their heads knocked gently against the tomb of the saint."

    The Clash of Images by Abdelfattah Kilito, translated by Robyn Creswell, p 13

    November 25, 2010