Morisco

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Mo·ris·co

 (mə-rĭs′kō)
n. pl. Mo·ris·cos or Mo·ris·coes
A Spanish Moor who converted to Christianity after the Reconquista.

[Spanish, from Moro, Moor, from Latin Maurus; see Moor.]

Mo·ris′co adj.

Morisco

(məˈrɪskəʊ) or

Moresco

n, pl -cos or -coes
1. (Peoples) a Spanish Moor
2. (Dancing) a morris dance
adj
(Architecture) another word for Moorish
[C16: from Spanish, from Moro Moor]

Mo•ris•co

(məˈrɪs koʊ)

n., pl. -cos, -coes.
a member of the Muslim communities of Spain that continued to practice Islam secretly after its proscription.
[1540–50; < Sp, =mor(o) Moor + -isco adj. suffix]