Morisco

[muh-ris-koh]
noun, plural Mo·ris·cos, Mo·ris·coes.
  1. 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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Morisco

Moresco (məˈrɛskəʊ)

noun plural -cos or -coes
  1. a Spanish Moor
  2. a morris dance
adjective
  1. another word for Moorish

Word Origin for Morisco

C16: from Spanish, from Moro Moor
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Word Origin and History for morisco

Morisco

adj.

1550s, from Spanish morisco, from Moro (see Moor).

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