Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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MORROUGH, n. A mythical sea-being. Kcb. 1901  R. Trotter Gall. Gossip 427:
There use't tae be plenty o' baith Mermaids an' Morroughs aboot the shores o' Gallawa.

[Ir. murbhach, murdhuach, mermaid.]

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