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.