noun, plural Mo·ris·cos, Mo·ris·coes.

a Moor, especially one of the Moors of Spain.

Origin of Morisco

1540–50; < Spanish, equivalent to Mor(o) Moor + -isco adj. suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for morisco


Moresco (məˈrɛskəʊ)

noun plural -cos or -coes

a Spanish Moor
a morris dance


another word for Moorish

Word Origin for Morisco

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



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

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