Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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MOORICHIE, adj. Of a brownish colour, the colour of a moorland in winter, e.g. of a cow (Bch. 1920; Abd. 1963). [′murɪçi]

[Phs. a local borrowing and adaptation of Shetland Moorit, q.v. See under -Och, suff., 2.]

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