One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Designating any of various substances or items distributed from Mogador (now Essaouira) in Morocco, as "Mogador colocynth", "Mogador gum", "Mogador furniture", etc. "Mogador tare"noun (perhaps) a unit of tare weight formerly used at Mogador.
2Any of various substances or items distributed from or associated with Mogador, specifically a ribbed silk fabric used especially for ties.
Early 19th century. From Mogador, the name of a port in Morocco.
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