Definition of Barbary in English:

Barbary

Line breaks: Bar|bary
Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːbəri
 
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(also Barbary States)
A former name for the Saracen countries of North and NW Africa, together with Moorish Spain. Compare with Maghreb.

Origin

based on Arabic barbar (see Berber).

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