Origin of MoriscoSpanish from Moro from Classical Latin Maurus, Moor
nounpl. -·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.