from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Characteristic of Moorish art or architecture.
  • n. An ornament or a decoration in Moorish style.

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  • adj. Moorish

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to, or in the manner or style of, the Moors; Moorish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Moorish; of Moorish design, or of design imitating Moorish work.
  • n. A style of decoration by means of flat patterns, interlacings, simple scrolls, and the like, and usually in crude color or in slight relief on metal-work, founded upon Moorish decoration.
  • n. Also spelled Mauresque.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or characteristic of the Moors


French, from Old French, from Spanish Morisco, Morisco; see Morisco.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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