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Definition of "marabout" [marabout]

  • A Muslim hermit or saint, especially in northern Africa. (noun)
  • The tomb of such a hermit or saint. (noun)
  • Variant of marabou. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "marabout" in a sentence
  • "Only a few remnants – small stands of trees kept in sacred areas called "marabout" - maintain the natural structure of this forest type."
  • "There is also a "marabout," a traditional doctor type guy- most of the animistic aspects of traditional medicine have been replaced with Muslim religious aspects."
  • "I was a sorcerer, a kind of marabout, a direct emissary of the Prophet. ""