moresque

adjective, often capitalized
mo·resque | \ mȯ-ˈresk , mə- \

Definition of moresque 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: having the characteristics of Moorish art or architecture

moresque

noun, often capitalized

Definition of moresque (Entry 2 of 2)

: an ornament or decorative motif in Moorish style

First Known Use of moresque

Adjective

1611, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for moresque

Adjective

French, from Spanish morisco, from moro Moor, from Latin Maurus

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