morisca

noun

mo·​ris·​ca
məˈriskə
variants or morisco
-i(ˌ)skō
plural -s
: a battle dance symbolizing the victory of the Christians over the Moors that developed during the Crusades, varied in different periods and countries, and is still popular at fiestas of the Iberian peninsula and Latin America

Word History

Etymology

modification (probably influenced by Morisco entry 1) of Italian moresca, from feminine of moresco moorish

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“Morisca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morisca. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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