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Moresco

/məˈrɛskəʊ/
noun, adjective
1.
a variant of Morisco
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Historical Examples
  • The woodwork, when white, is elaborated in moresco carving—when oak and walnut, it is heavily moulded.

    The Potiphar Papers George William Curtis
  • The trouble is that moresco isn't satisfied so easily; he wants me to make changes in the part.

    A Woman of Genius Mary Austin
  • From towers, turreted like a moresco castle, they heard the night-watchers proclaiming the hour.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • I had to admit to myself after I had been to Mr. moresco, that there was not much likelihood that I would get it.

    A Woman of Genius Mary Austin
  • Cigarette laughed—a laugh whose echo thrilled horribly through the lonely moresco courtway.

    Under Two Flags Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
  • Mr. Calvert has given a very complete account of the evolution of moresco art.

    Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert
  • The admiral sent a boat to them, in which was a negro who could speak the moresco language, which is much used in Java.

Word Origin and History for moresco

Moresco

adj.

1550s, from Italian moresco, from Moro (see Moor).

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