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Morisco

[muh-ris-koh] /məˈrɪs koʊ/
adjective
1.
noun, plural Moriscos, Moriscoes.
2.
a Moor, especially one of the Moors of Spain.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Spanish, equivalent to Mor(o) Moor + -isco adj. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for Morisco

Morisco

/məˈrɪskəʊ/
noun (pl) -cos, -coes
1.
a Spanish Moor
2.
a morris dance
adjective
3.
another word for Moorish
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish, from MoroMoor
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Word Origin and History for Morisco
adj.

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

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