Origin of MoriscoSpanish ; from Moro ; from Classical Latin Maurus, Moor
pl. -·cos or -·coes
a Moor of Spain, specif., one forced to convert to Christianity though often continuing to practice Islam secretly
nounpl. Mo·ris·cos or Mo·ris·coes
A Spanish Moor who converted to Christianity after the Reconquista.
Origin of MoriscoSpanish, from Moro, Moor, from Latin Maurus; see Moor.
- Alternative form of Morisco.
Spanish morisco Moorish.
- The Moorish language.