Morisco

noun

Mo·​ris·​co mə-ˈri-(ˌ)skō How to pronounce Morisco (audio)
mȯ-
plural Moriscos or Moriscoes
: moor
especially : a Spanish Moor converted to Christianity
Morisco adjective

Examples of Morisco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pareja — a Morisco man from southern Spain, and an artist in his own right — is currently the subject of an unprecedented Met exhibition of his life and art. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Spanish, from morisco, adjective, from moro Moor

First Known Use

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Morisco was circa 1550

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“Morisco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Morisco. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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