- a variant of Morisco
Examples from the Web for moresco
Cigarette laughed—a laugh whose echo thrilled horribly through the lonely Moresco courtway.Under Two Flags
Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
The admiral sent a boat to them, in which was a negro who could speak the Moresco language, which is much used in Java.
The trouble is that Moresco isn't satisfied so easily; he wants me to make changes in the part.A Woman of Genius
Mr. Calvert has given a very complete account of the evolution of Moresco art.Spanish Arms and Armour
Albert F. Calvert
From towers, turreted like a Moresco castle, they heard the night-watchers proclaiming the hour.The Fair God
Word Origin and History for moresco
1550s, from Italian moresco, from Moro (see Moor).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper