caramoussal

noun

car·​a·​mous·​sal
¦karəmə¦sal
plural -s
: a high-pooped Turkish or Moorish merchant ship especially of the 17th century

Word History

Etymology

Turkish karamürsel, karamusal, perhaps from kara black + mürsel envoy, apostle

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“Caramoussal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caramoussal. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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