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Moro \Mo"ro\ (m[=o]"r[-o]), n. [Cf. It. mora mulberry, L. morum.] (Med.) A small abscess or tumor having a resemblance to a mulberry.


Moro \Mo"ro\ (m[=o]"r[-o]), prop. n.; pl. Moros (m[=o]"r[-o]s). [Sp., moor. See moor, n. and Moros.]

  1. (Ethnol.) A member of any of the Moros, a group one of various tribes of the southern Phillippine Islands, mostly Malays adhering to Mohammedanism.

  2. (Linguistics) Any of the languages of the Moro people, of the Austronesian language family.


Moros \Mo"ros\, n. pl.; sing. Moro. [Sp., pl. of Moro Moor.] (Ethnol.) The Mohammedan tribes of the southern Philippine Islands, said to have formerly migrated from Borneo. Some of them are warlike and addicted to piracy.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"Muslim Malay of the Philippines," 1886, from Spanish Moro, literally "Moor" (see Moor).\n

Moro, AR -- U.S. town in Arkansas
Population (2000): 241
Housing Units (2000): 115
Land area (2000): 0.945042 sq. miles (2.447648 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.945042 sq. miles (2.447648 sq. km)
FIPS code: 46910
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 34.794503 N, 90.990119 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 72368
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Moro, AR
Moro, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon
Population (2000): 337
Housing Units (2000): 150
Land area (2000): 0.483906 sq. miles (1.253312 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.483906 sq. miles (1.253312 sq. km)
FIPS code: 50000
Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
Location: 45.484883 N, 120.732186 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 97039
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Moro, OR

Moro may refer to:

Moro (Ribadesella)

Moro is one of nine parishes (administrative divisions) in Ribadesella, a municipality within the province and autonomous community of Asturias, in northern Spain.

It is in size, with a population of 288 ( INE 2006).

Moro (chocolate bar)

Moro is the brand name of two different versions of chocolate bar made by Cadbury, one sold in Ireland, one in New Zealand, and Middle East.

Moro (Italian river)

The Moro is a river in Italy. It is located in the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy. Its source is located near Guardiagrele. The river flows northeast past Orsogna and Lanciano before flowing into the Adriatic Sea near San Vito Chietino. The Allied Eighth Army fought the German 10th Army in the vicinity of the Moro in December 1943.

Usage examples of "moro".

And it is exclusively of him, this Filipino proper, that the next chapters will speak, leaving both Igorot and Moro for later thought.

I have been Governor-General of Cuba, Civil Governor of the Moro Province, and Commanding General of the Philippine Division.

All firms, all governments, indeed, give like instruction to their representatives in Moro land.

I grasped this fact:--The Moro has often a strong and whimsical sense of humour--the Filipino practically none at all.

Once and again Spain planted her flag on Sulu soil, only to be dislodged by Moro valour.

It is said that there were never any Moro wounded when a fight was done.

Moro mind, the Moro saw small reason or beauty in the appearance on his horizon of a new foreign assailant of his liberty.

Bullard and Pershing, at opposite ends of Lake Lanao, had each such backing among the Moro chiefs as, for its sheer energy, almost caused a war.

General Wood had served for some time as civil governor of the Moro Province and had become well-known to its people, a long cable message came through from the Colonel of an infantry regiment just newly arrived at Camp Keithley, the Federal post at Lanao.

American soldiers and of a whole Moro clan, besides starting a new grievance.

There never existed a Moro chief more tactful, pliable, forceful and favourable to the reorganization of the Moro community and its system of government along modern and civilized lines.

General Pershing, then Governor, asked the Moro chieftains to give up their fire-arms.

Organic Law of the Moro Province was now discarded, the general law of the Islands was applied--and trouble began.

But no administrator, however able, could alter the general trend of the new policy--in due course of which the whole Moro country was split up into a set of little provinces, each with its separate governor and officialdom, and all operating under a system absolutely incomprehensible as well as abhorrent to the people concerned.

Let the Moro then keep faith, endure in patience and wait for America to turn again and remember her word.