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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moorish  \Moor"ish\,  a.  [From  2d  {Moor}.] 
  Having  the  characteristics  of  a  moor  or  heath.  ``Moorish 
  fens.''  --Thomson. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moorish  \Moor"ish\,  a.  [See  1st  {Moor},  and  cf  {Morris}, 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Morocco  or  the  Moors;  in  the  style  of  the 
  {Moorish  architecture},  the  style  developed  by  the  Moors  in 
  the  later  Middle  Ages,  esp.  in  Spain,  in  which  the  arch 
  had  the  form  of  a  horseshoe,  and  the  ornamentation 
  admitted  no  representation  of  animal  life.  It  has  many 
  points  of  resemblance  to  the  Arabian  and  Persian  styles, 
  but  should  be  distinguished  from  them  See  Illust.  under 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  the  Moors;  "Moorish 
  architecture"  [syn:  {Moorish},  {moresque},  {Moresque}] 
  n  :  a  style  of  architecture  common  in  Spain  from  the  13th  to 
  16th  centuries;  characterized  by  the  horseshoe  (Moorish) 
  arch  [syn:  {Moorish},  {Moorish  architecture}] 

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