- a Moor, especially one of the Moors of Spain.
Origin of Morisco
1540–50; < Spanish, equivalent to Mor(o) Moor + -isco adj. suffix
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Examples from the Web for morisco
It was of a composite architecture, between the Morisco and the Spanish.The Pirate and The Three Cutters
And this again led to the forcible expulsion of every Morisco in Spain.A Short History of Spain
Mary Platt Parmele
There, amid the ruins of Morisco's Castle, he died mad on August 29, 1620.Sir Walter Ralegh
While in Phœnix, Morisco wore a piece of courtplaster on one side of his face.
From what I got from Morisco, I figure that the little one had a hard time of it.
- a Spanish Moor
- a morris dance
- another word for Moorish
C16: from Spanish, from Moro Moor
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Word Origin and History for morisco
1550s, from Spanish morisco, from Moro (see Moor).
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