morisca

noun mo·ris·ca \məˈriskə\
variants: or

morisco

\-i(ˌ)skō\

Definition of morisca

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of morisca

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


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