noun, adjective

a variant of Morisco

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Examples from the Web for moresco

Historical Examples of 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.

  • 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

    Lew Wallace

Word Origin and History for moresco



1550s, from Italian moresco, from Moro (see Moor).

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