Moresque

[muh-resk]
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adjective


Origin of Moresque

1605–15; < Middle French < Italian moresco, equivalent to Mor(o) Moor + -esco -esque
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Moresque

adjective

(esp of decoration and architecture) of Moorish style

noun

  1. Moorish design or decoration
  2. a specimen of this

Word Origin for Moresque

C17: from French, from Italian moresco, from Moro Moor
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