Morisco definition

mə-rĭskō
A Moor of Spain, specif., one forced to convert to Christianity though often continuing to practice Islam secretly.
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A Spanish Moor who converted to Christianity after the Reconquista.
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Moorish.
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Alternative form of Morisco.
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A Moor.
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The Moorish style of architecture.
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A Muslim convert to Christianity.
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The Moorish language.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of morisco - morisk

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
morisco
Plural:
moriscos

Origin of morisco

  • Spanish from Moro Moor from Latin Maurus Moor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Spanish morisco Moorish.

    From Wiktionary