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Moresque

[ muh-resk ]
/ məˈrɛsk /
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adjective
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Origin of Moresque

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

Moresque
/ (mɔːˈrɛsk) /

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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