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Moor US English

A member of a northwestern African Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent. In the 8th century they conquered the Iberian peninsula, but were finally driven out of their last stronghold in Granada at the end of the 15th century

moor1 US English

A tract of open uncultivated upland; a heath

moor2 US English

Make fast (a boat) by attaching it by cable or rope to the shore or to an anchor

moor1 US Thesaurus

a boat was moored to the quay

moor2 US Thesaurus

a walk on the moor

moor bath US English

A therapeutic treatment in which a patient is buried up to the neck in peat.

moor-bird US English

A bird which inhabits moorland; especially a grouse.

moor-evil US English

Disease seen in livestock grazing on moorland, or attributed to this; (probably) specifically moor-ill and wood-evil.

moor game US English

The red grouse, Lagopus lagopus.

moor hawk US English

= moor-buzzard.

moor-ill US English

Disease seen in livestock (especially cattle) grazing on moorland, or attributed to this; especially (a) redwater (bovine babesiosis); (b) a (supposed) form of enteritis often accompanied by muscular stiffness and grunting respiration.

grouse moor US English

An area of managed moorland for the shooting of red grouse

moor-berry US English

Any of several plants of the genus Vaccinium (family Ericaceae), especially the bog bilberry, V. uliginosum, and the cranberry, V. oxycoccos.

moor grass US English

Either of two coarse upland grasses found in Eurasia:

moor-burning US English

The burning of heather, wild grass, etc., on a moor.

Moor macaque US English

A tailless brownish-black macaque, Macaca maura, native to south-western Sulawesi (by earlier authors often confused with related species, or mistakenly supposed to come from Borneo).

Moor's head US English

Chiefly Heraldry. A representation of the head of a Moor.

Marston Moor, Battle of US English

A battle of the English Civil War, fought in 1644 on Marston Moor near York, in which the Royalists were defeated, fatally weakening Charles I’s cause

moorhen US English

A small aquatic rail with mainly blackish plumage

mu-sickness US English

A wasting disease of sheep; specifically liver rot (hepatic fascioliasis) and cobalt deficiency.

Moor Park in Moorpark US English

An apricot of a large orange-fleshed variety

moor mat-grass in mat-grass US English

A wiry, densely tufted grass, Nardus stricta, often dominating acid heaths and moorland in Europe and temperate Asia (also moor mat-grass).