Origin of morris dance
Examples from the Web for morris dance
Our countrymen soon united the Morris-Dance with the favourite pageant dance of Robin-hood.
In later times the Morris-dance was frequently introduced on the stage.
Maid Marian was always a prominent figure in the morris-dance.
A May-pole was an abomination equalled only in atrocity by a "Whitsun-ale" or a "Morris-dance."Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore|Charles Hardwick
It is generally agreed that the Morris-Dance was introduced into this country in the sixteenth century.
British Dictionary definitions for morris dance
Word Origin for morris dance
Word Origin and History for morris dance
mid-15c., moreys daunce "Moorish dance," from Flemish mooriske dans, from Old French morois "Moorish, Arab, black," from More "Moor" (see Moor). Unknown why the English dance was called this, unless in reference to fantastic dancing or costumes (cf. Italian Moresco, a related dance, literally "Moorish;" German moriskentanz, French moresque).