ADJ: usu ADJ n
Something that is Moorish belongs to or is characteristic of the Muslim civilization in North Africa and Spain between the 8th and the 15th century A.D.

...a medieval Moorish palace.

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  • Moorish — of or pertaining to Moors, mid 15c., from MOOR (Cf. Moor) + ISH (Cf. ish) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Moorish — Moor|ish [ˈmuərıʃ US ˈmur ] adj relating to the Moors ▪ Moorish architecture …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Moorish — Moor ► NOUN ▪ a member of a NW African Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent. DERIVATIVES Moorish adjective. ORIGIN Greek Mauros inhabitant of Mauretania (an ancient region of N. Africa) …   English terms dictionary

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