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 (mô-rĕsk′, mə-)
Characteristic of Moorish art or architecture.
An ornament or a decoration in Moorish style.

[French, from Old French, from Spanish Morisco, Morisco; see Morisco.]
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(Art Terms) (esp of decoration and architecture) of Moorish style
(Art Terms)
a. Moorish design or decoration
b. a specimen of this
[C17: from French, from Italian moresco, from Moro Moor]
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(ˈmʊər ɪʃ)

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Moors or Moorish culture.
[1400–50; late Middle English morys]
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decoration or ornamentation in the Moorish style, distinguished by intricate tracery and bright colors. — Moresque, adj.
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Adj.1.Moresque - relating to or characteristic of the Moors; "Moorish courtyard"
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