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Moor British & World English

A member of a NW 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 British & World English

A tract of open uncultivated upland, typically covered with heather

moor2 British & World English

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

moor1 English Thesaurus

a boat was moored to the end of the dock

moor2 English Thesaurus

there was also a good stock of grouse on the moor

moor bath British & World English

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

moor-bird British & World English

A bird which inhabits moorland; especially a grouse.

moor-evil British & World English

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

moor game British & World English

The red grouse, Lagopus lagopus.

moor-ill British & World 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.

moor-berry British & World English

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

grouse moor British & World English

An area of managed moorland for the shooting of red grouse

moor grass British & World English

Either of two coarse upland grasses found in Eurasia:

moor-burning British & World English

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

Moor macaque British & World 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 British & World English

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

Marston Moor, Battle of British & World English

A battle of the English Civil War, fought in 1644 on Marston Moor near York, in which the Royalist armies suffered a defeat which fatally weakened Charles I’s cause

moorhen British & World English

A small aquatic rail with mainly blackish plumage

mu-sickness British & World English

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

Moor Park in Moorpark British & World English

An apricot of a large orange-fleshed variety

moor mat-grass in mat-grass British & World English

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